Walking football for the over-50s

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Walking football for the over-50s

Postby Probably Shirts » Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:59 pm

Got back today from my first session at the Walking Footy, and what a great entertainment it was. Only six of us turned up, so obviously it would be good if we can get more.

To give you an idea, Galey took the session, and warmed us up gently, gave us a few coaching tips about the way to play this particular version of footy, then we played 3x 10 minute 3-a-side games. The "bibs" team brought in a ringer at the end, some bloke called Lee Bradbury, who scored enough goals for an honourable draw.

It is skilful and difficult - you always want to run, or make that killer through ball for the man to run onto (doh!). But mostly great fun and good for some entertaining banter, although my legs are killing me tonight.

It is £10 to join and £3 a session thereafter. At the moment it is only on Thursday late morning (11-12), but Shaun was saying he hoped to get an evening session on either a Wednesday or Thursday for those over-50s still doing that "work" thing, and there's a possible few games in the Emsworth World Cup ( :wtf: ) on (I think) 5th October.

That nice Mr Gale even gave us a cuppa afterwards as well, and in return we got to give him some tips about how to run the first team, which I'm sure he'll totally ignore if he's got any sense.

It is also the only way us humble fans are likely to get on the hallowed turf without having to wear a mankini. We got a bit of insight into the "behind the scenes" life at WLP as well. But most of all, what a lovely surface it is to play on, beautiful.
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby mark c » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:18 pm

I'm really interested in this , but as I still have to work I can't make the daytime sessions , but if you need anyone for the 5-10-14 I'd be more than happy to join in
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby baz » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:07 am

Also interested but suffering with a foot injury at the mo, but once recovered count me in.
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby jcwm » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:43 am

Great review Probably Shirts. I was also there and it is great fun. A good bunch of lads.

For those who are sceptical about this form of footy, come and give it a try. You will be surprised about how much energy you can use if you want to and the skill required.

Special thanks to Shaun who has organised and taken the sessions. Lee has also turned up to both sessions so far to give us encouragement.

COYH (young and old) :clap: :clap:
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby Andy S » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:11 am

Wow Mr Shirts I had no idea that was you getting on the end of My Nigel Atangana-style precision passes :D And Mr JCWM too! Half the squad is made up of forum regulars. Totally agree, a really good idea, great fun, and good exercise. Baz and Mark C, you would enjoy it. How about Shaun Stenning too? You must be over 50 by now :D
Can't wait for the evening sessions at Southdowns before the first team train. That will be interesting! Hope we don't get heckled too much.
Shaun Gale is excellent fun and Lee Bradbury's cameo appearance on Thursday was brilliant, even though he was clearly running on occasions!
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby hamsterhead » Sat Sep 27, 2014 10:41 am

Why can't we have a yoof team for us nippers (over 40's) ?

I feel that this is a terrible oversight, as with the right coaching, I could be world class within ten years...
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby RKelly » Sat Sep 27, 2014 12:31 pm

Totally endorse what Probably Shirts, John and Andy have commented here. I'm also one of the 'H&W six', that was my second training session and it's amazing fun. Lee and Shaun are excellent in giving us coaching and support, and it's a real privilege to play on the hallowed turf at West Leigh Park. All the guys who turned up on Thursday are great fun and I think we have the making of a great team !!! Looking forward to next Thursday already, and hopefully an evening session plus a tournament or two!!! For those who can make Thursday 11:00 am, I would recommend it so come along!!!

Finally, hoping for a good win today to start a good cup run and keep our very impressive form going!!!!
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby Probably Shirts » Sat Sep 27, 2014 6:32 pm

Awwww, shoot.

They've only gone and given us a page on the OS - under the Community Team tab. :oops: :oops: :angel:
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby RKelly » Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:15 pm

Excellent!! I was asking Mr Radford before today's game why we weren't getting more support and publicity on the website.....so many thanks for this Ian!!!!! :P :P
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Re: Walking football for the over-50s

Postby happyinspain » Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:04 am

Myself and 2 colleagues are up for this, whats the dress code? as we don't possess football boots?
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