Football for Over 50s is already back up and 'Walking' across the County, with a number of the Walking Football Centres holding weekly sessions following the national ‘Return To Play’.
The enthusiasm from the Centre’s at a recent online meeting has meant that the first Match Day of 2021 has now been confirmed, with players eager to get back to playing.
Match Day 1 will be a ‘friendly’ 6 v 6 event; with no scores kept in order to encourage participation from established teams as well as encouraging new teams or individuals to enter.
Details for your Diary
Date: Sunday 23 May 2021
Kick Off: 1:30pm
Venue: Lakes College 3G, Workington
Any new teams wishing to enter (6 aside) or individuals who would be interested in coming along to join a team on the day, please contact Ray Sempill on 07807 665543 or email Ray.Sempill@CumberlandFA.com
What Is Walking Football?
The format for Over 50s where only walking is allowed has encouraged many retired players to come back to the game as well as introduce some new players to the game.
Many of the Walking Football Centres are about more than the kick about each week. As well as training and matches, the Centres give players an opportunity to get together and socialise.
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Ray Sempill, Football Development Officer for Cumberland FA said: “Since the ‘Return To Play’ nationally, the Walking Football Centres across Cumberland have been flourishing. During an online meeting last week, all Centres reported great numbers as well as a keen appetite to return to competition.
The Walking Football Committee are delighted to confirm the details for the first event of the year and are hoping to see some new faces too.”
Still not sure what it is all about, check out the highlights from Match Day 1 in April 2019.
VIEW THE HIGHLIGHTS
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FROM BBC ON HOW WALKING FOOTBALL' IS HELPING MEN WITH MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS
For more information or to find out the nearest Walking Football Centre please contact Ray Sempill on 01900 511800 or email Ray.Sempill@CumberlandFA.com
Find your nearest Walking Football Centre
If you and your team-mates from previous years would like to set up a Walking Football Centre, please contact Ray Sempill for advice and support.