WFS East Region Launch League in Dundee

The teams line up with Dundee United Community Trust’s Mel Gormley before the start.

The teams line up with Dundee United Community Trust’s Mel Gormley before the start.

A fantastic day was had by all at the Dundee United GA Arena on Sunday 28th April, for the Inaugural East Region walking football league.
Eight teams enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of walking football played in the right spirit, on a wonderful day and was superbly hosted by Dundee United Community Trust.
Many thanks to all the participants and special thanks to Craig Feret, Scottish FA, Michael Malone and Mel Gormley of the Dundee United Community Trust for working in partnership with us and to our own Bill McConnell and Gordon Farquharson for making this a first for the East Region.

At the end of a most enjoyable day which was played throughout in the correct spirit of the game.

A long way to go in the league, but Carnoustie finds themselves early leaders on goal difference, from a fine Kirkcaldy Team.

Congratulations to all the participants and our thanks to the referees.

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Note regarding points system: 3 Points for a win, 2 Points for a draw and 1 point for participation.

To see more photographs click on the images below

WFS Chair Gary McLaughlin with Bill McConnell, Craig Feret and Gordon Farquharson

WFS Chair Gary McLaughlin with Bill McConnell, Craig Feret and Gordon Farquharson

Jambo Joy in Glasgow

Ian Durrant making the presentation to Glasgow Cup winners Heart of Midlothian and runners up Linlithgow Rose.

Ian Durrant making the presentation to Glasgow Cup winners Heart of Midlothian and runners up Linlithgow Rose.

A massive congratulations to Hearts who became the first winners of the Over 50’s Glasgow Cup for Walking Football.

The event organised by Glasgow Sport was made a bit more special for everyone, when Ian Durrant (Former Rangers, Kilmarnock & Scotland) presented the cup to the Hearts team at the Toryglen Regional Football Centre on Wednesday 1st May.

A tight 1-1 final against Linlithgow Rose Maroon saw the match decided with a nervy penalty shootout and Hearts victorious.

20 teams from Stewarton to Gala Fairydean Rovers, Dundee East to Glasgow Sport, North Lanarkshire Auld Gits to Gerihatricks to name just a few, arrived bright-eyed bushy tailed to take part in the first ever Over 50’s Glasgow Cup.  It was pleasing to welcome Scone Thistle and Linlithgow Rose to their first ever competition, with the latter becoming the surprise package of the day winning all their games but missing out on penalties in the Final after a 1-1 draw.

Great sportsmanship throughout the day played in the right spirit saw Alloa, KCST Northwest, Linlithgow Rose Maroon, Motherwell Community Trust, Ayr United, Arbroath, Hearts and Kirkcaldy all progress to the quarter finals after battling their ways through their group matches.

Tight quarter finals saw Alloa, Linlithgow Rose Maroon, Ayr United and Hearts victorious to set-up mouth-watering semi-finals which again brought tense matches with Hearts winning again from penalty kicks to set-up their final with Linlithgow Rose Maroon before lifting the trophy.

A terrific day of walking football in Glasgow and special thanks to organiser and WFS trustee, Matt Ramsay of Glasgow Sport and to Nicola Davidson and John Houston from Prostate Cancer UK for coming along to speak to our participants.

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Click on the images below to scroll through some action shots from the day.

It was great to see our Charity partner Prostate Cancer UK at Toryglen and as always appreciate their help, engagement and support.

Nicola Davidson and John Houston from Prostate Cancer UK with some of the competitors.

Nicola Davidson and John Houston from Prostate Cancer UK with some of the competitors.

l-r Nicola Davidson, Gary McLaughlin and Matt Ramsay

l-r Nicola Davidson, Gary McLaughlin and Matt Ramsay

Walking Football Scotland Over 50's League Results April 2019

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The second round of fixtures at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, for the Walking Football Scotland Over 50’s National walking football League has both Heart of Midlothian teams leading the pack with Alloa Athletic in third place on goal difference.

Our thanks to North Lanarkshire Leisure for their support and hospitality.

The League table will be updated every month and will be available on the WFS website www.walkingfootballscotland.org.uk and at www.nlleisure.co.uk

The results from 24th of April are as follows:

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Click on the photographs to view a collection of action shots from the day.

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Walking Football Scotland Over 65's League Results April 2019

Action from Tullibody V Glasgow Sport

Action from Tullibody V Glasgow Sport

Another great day at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility, for the Over 65’s National walking football League.

Active Stirling is in the top position on goal difference, leading from neighbours Tullibody, North Lanarkshire Leisure and East Kilbride Gerihatricks.

Well done the Central Region teams.

Our thanks to North Lanarkshire Leisure for their support and hospitality.

The League table will be updated every month and will be available on the WFS website www.walkingfootballscotland.org.uk and at www.nlleisure.co.uk

The results from 8th of April were as follows:

Photograph from the Over 65’s league launch in March.

Photograph from the Over 65’s league launch in March.

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