Walking Football – The Older Generation Are Still Playing The Beautiful Game
Walking Football Tameside Glossop have older people still playing the beautiful game even in their 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and even 80’s. Sponsored by local football club Stalybridge Celtic FC, we run 3 sessions, one or more of which is suitable for anyone wishing to get some exercise, play competitively or even just make new friends.
Although this blog is dedicated to hiking, there are still many people to whom this post may be of interest.
Our most basic Walking Football session is on a Wednesday at Medlock Leisure Centre, Droylsden, where we run a gentler game suitable for those with disabilities or who are looking to get out of the house and get some much needed exercise. The next step up in our Walking Football sessions is on a Monday evening at Astley Sports Village, Dukinfield where the game is more competitive although some people who attend the Wednesday session also take part. The final and most serious session is on a Saturday at Copley Academy, Stalybridge which is a full blown game of small sided traditional football.
Vintage Celtic play in tournaments, leagues and even festivals abroad. The squad is picked from the Saturday and Monday sessions and we have been reasonably successful in our first year by winning 2 tournaments and coming runners up in 3 others.
Many new friendships have been forged over the past year and we often end the sessions by enjoying a beer or three in a local hostelry aka our headquarters. We also have nights out together from time to time and support our sponsors Stalybridge Celtic FC whenever we can.
If you would like to start taking some exercise, why not join us and make new friends. Give us a call on either of the numbers below.
Bill Murney 07443 900290
Brian Coll 07785 735573