News and Updates
Ladies Walking Football
To all our female players....
The WFA are holding trials in the 40s 50s and 60s age groups (this means for anyone aged 40+) for regional and national levels. The trials will be at Weston super mare on January 22nd.
If you're interested please contact your club to have your name put forward or contact Tim directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
For full details please read the email below, which we received from the WFA today....
"The Southern Region of the WFA has been offered a facility that they can use for our first training day and I would like the over 40s, 50s and 60s ladies squad to attend and accordingly have selected several existing players for the day, and it will form part of the regional selection trialling exercise also, and that it where I want clubs in the region to come in.
Just so you know we have a vision within the WFA that players at club level have two options – play club football and keep enjoying it. however, we know that there are aspirational clubs and players who want to “challenge themselves to do better” – both are valid in my opinion!
So, we are only interested in those that can, and want, to progress to a higher standard. If you have players who meet this criterion would you ben kind enough to pass on their name, position and email address in order that I can invite them to the training day please?
The vision sees players that want representative football to try to get into the regional squads (there are three over the country – North, Midlands and South), once you get into your regional side you will then be “on the radar” of the national manager and could earn international call ups!!
The training event is being held on Saturday, 22nd of January at Weston Super Mare FC (on AstroTurf) and I want all players there for 1pm, the session will be for the women's 40s, 50s & 60s – who will be coached as a group and in age-based teams and the session will be match play too). We have the facility until 6pm so it may be an opportunity to travel in groups (to save money), but some players are already choosing to stay over (team bonding) for the evening.
This is a genuine opportunity for players who want to progress (possibly to national level) to meet that aspiration, but the standard will be high so please only recommend payers who genuinely will represent your club well on a regional (and national) level.
Let me know if you have any players who can make it please and I will send a formal invite.
Once I get conformation of attendance availability I will announce the attendee listing, so players can share travel if required."
A team for Cornwall
The first Over 65s Cornwall Representative Walking Football side made their debut at Plymouth Goals on Sunday 12th December playing representative sides from both Devon and Plymouth Argyle in a round robin friendly. At the end of the four games played Cornwall came out top with one win and 3 draws. The Cornwall players being drawn from Newquay, St Austell, Troon, Saints St Austell and Dobwalls Walking Football Clubs following a series of trials earlier in the year.
This project to promote Walking Football in Cornwall and supported by St. Austell Town Council, Tregorrick Leisure Centre and JJ Jones Builders is now going to be extended to include players in age groups 60 to 65, 65 to70 and 70 plus.
Trials for all 3 sides will be conducted in Spring 2022 and anyone wishing to be considered for inclusion should email email@example.com
Lanivet WF Festival - Sunday 31st October 2021 11am - 1pm
Please can you let Kev know as soon as possible if you would like to take part in the above Festival which will be played on grass at Lanivat FC to FA Walking Football Rules( This festival is open to all FA affiliated WF Teams)
Teams of 6 can be mixed male /female with up to 3 rolling subsWhile the festival is open to all ages However for the more elderly Gentleman there will also be an over 60s Section. -
Please let me know how many teams you would like to enter (£5 Per Team ) and what section you would like to play in ie Under or Over 60's Weather will dictate footwear but if dry - moulded soles as opposed to studs
South west league
The WFA are promoting three leagues (+50's, 60's and 65's) in EXETER starting in October. T
The over 50's and 60's league games will be played on Sundays and the over 65's league games will be played on Wednesdays.
All kick off times are 12pm.
The games will be played bi-monthly as follows:
DATES FOR EXETER TOURNAMENTS:
SUN SEP 12TH + 60'S
SUN SEP 19TH + 50'S
SUN OCT 3RD +70'S
SUN NOV 14TH + 50'S
SUN NOV 21ST + 60'S
SUN NOV 28TH + 70'S
SUN JAN 9TH +50'S
SUN JAN 16TH +60'S
SUN JAN 23RD +70'S
SUN MAR 6TH +50'S
SUN MAR 20TH + 60'S
SUN MAR 27TH + 70'S
SUN MAY 8TH + 50'S
SUN MAY 15TH + 60'S
SUN MAY 22ND +70'S
There will be a minimum of 4 teams in each league and a maximum of 8 teams.
Each team will play 3 or 4 games each meet.
To enter a team contact Danny on 07854 944686
Over 70s Competition
UPDATE...A MESSAGE FROM THE CAPTAIN OF TROON AFC WF...
So, so proud of our wonderful Troon 70s team who were absolutely magnificent in the incredibly testing conditions at the South West of England championships held in Exeter today.After watching the hosts hold a very good Bournemouth side to a 0-0 draw. Troon stepped up for their first game against Bournemouth.A fantastic all round display involving all 8 squad players and a brilliantly worked goal from Steve M saw us claim a 1-0 victory.We followed that up knowing that a draw would be enough against Exeter for Troon to claim the trophy.Unfortunately an early goal conceded and a strong resolute defensive display saw the home team win 1-0. Despite intense pressure and shots getting closer and closer, a fine display from the Exeter keeper, who has represented England, meant Troon had to settle for second place.A great and very enjoyable day out with Troon playing some fantastic football in the right, positive sporting manner.Despite the disappointment of the result we were delighted to see our very own Steve M selected as player of the tournament. Steve was a very worthy recipient but to be fair it could have been any one of the Troon players who all played their parts in what was a very successful and memorable day. And well done to Graham, our worthy captain who never stopped encouraging the team. You did yourselves, our club and Cornwall proud.
Troon AFC Walking Football will be taking an over 70s squad of eight players to Exeter on 18th July.
They are the only team from Cornwall to be taking a team and will be playing Exeter and Bournemouth in the tournament.
The winner will be declared the South West Over Seventies Champions!
Let's cheer on our Cornish heroes!!
The WFA are also putting together an over 50s, over 60s and 65s and over 70s South West teams. Contact the WFA for more details.