NEWS: Famous Black Country club Wolves forms walking football side
Wolves stars launch walking football side
Wolverhampton Wanderers launched their walking football side by getting players old and young together at the club’s training ground for a game.
Those out on the pitch included stars from the promotion-chasing first team, including Ivan Cavaleiro, Ruben Vinagre and Roderick Miranda. They were joined by a number of players who have already signed up to take part in the newly created sessions.
The meetings will take place at Bert Williams Leisure Centre, The Dormston Centre and Wolverhampton College, with all encouraged to come along and take part.
Will Clowes, Wolves Community Trust general manager, told the Express and Star: “Walking football is the ideal activity for those who want to continue playing, being active, and enjoying the beautiful game, but without the intensity and physical demands.”
Those wanting to find out more should email Rachel Smith on email@example.com
Southport appeals for new players
Southport are on the lookout for new players and have appealed for newcomers to join them during their regular sessions in the town.
The club, which has only recently been formed, is fully inclusive, featuring players from their early 50s up to 80 years old.
Numbers have steadily increased in recent months, and Southport now regularly play in fixtures in the Liverpool County FA league.
James Tabron, from SWFC, told the Southport Visitor: “Our first aim is participation, fitness and activity, it is inclusive for all with numerous benefits to many.”
For more information call the club on 07760 557 6207
Samba style in Derbyshire
A former Brazil under 16 player was among the keen competitors at a walking football festival in Derbyshire.
The festival, which took place at the Akademy, Dronfield, saw five teams compete for the honours, and featured tightly contested matches, hotly disputed decisions and incredible goals.
One of the teams that took part, Whaley Bridge, is now appealing for new members to join in their weekly sessions on Wednesday afternoons at 2pm at the town’s Memorial Park.