Walking Footballers Festive Fun
On Thursday 28th December twenty-five Walking Footballers descended on the Carrick Academy astroturf. The players range in age from mid-50s to over 70s and play to rules of walking only and three touch. The players are all members of the AUFA Walking Football section and play throughout the year at various centres including Maybole, Pro Soccer in Ayr , Prestwick and Troon.
Although Christmas celebrations had impacted on the fitness of various players, others were proudly showing off their new Pumas, Santa hats and tropical shorts!
The tournament was a Round Robin with four teams – the Hobblers, Crawlers, Strollers and Stumblers with the Crawlers defying their name to achieve ultimate success. The afternoon was finished off with an all in walking eleven-a-side match which also finished off a number of the players.
Despite aching bones and dented pride everyone agreed this should become an annual event and that they were raring to start the new 2018 season after New Year.
For details on walking football times and venues click here