Over 50's National League 27th March 2019

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Walking Football Scotland along with our partners North Lanarkshire Leisure and Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire are looking forward to next Wednesday (27th March 2019), to kick off the third Over 50’s National walking football league at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

Fixtures will be held between 12.15pm – 1.15pm each month on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 27th March

  • Wednesday 24th April

  • Wednesday 29th May

  • Wednesday 28th August

  • Wednesday 25th September

    October and November dates to be confirmed

Hearts 56 receive last seasons National League Trophy from Scottish football legend David Hay.

Hearts 56 receive last seasons National League Trophy from Scottish football legend David Hay.

Twelve teams have entered the competition in this year’s Over 50’s age group and Heart of Midlothian 56 will be defending the title they have won for the past two years. (No pressure). Last season’s final day saw Hearts 56 win the trophy after holding off Hearts 98, Gala Fairydean Rovers and Glasgow Sport West, with only two points separating the top four positions.

The teams this year:

Alloa

Ayr United

Gala Fairydean Rovers

Glasgow Sport East

Glasgow Sport West

Hearts 56

Hearts 98

Motherwell CT  

North Lanarkshire Leisure

Oriam

Stenhousemuir FC                 

Tullibody

Games will be played between 12.15pm – 1.15pm and everyone is asked to arrive no later than 11:30am, to be registered in plenty of time to change and warm up.

Note for all TEAMS

Points : Three points for a win and One point for a draw.

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Fixtures 27th March

Over 50's Walking Football League

Fixture 1

Pitch 1:            Glasgow Sport East                vs                     Motherwell CT

Pitch 2:            North Lanarkshire Leisure    vs                     Alloa

Pitch 3:            Gala Fairydean Rovers           vs                     Oriam

Pitch 4:            Glasgow Sport West               vs                     Tullibody 

Pitch 5:            Hearts 56                               vs                     Ayr United

Pitch 6:            Stenhousemuir                         vs                     Hearts 98

 

Fixture 2

Pitch 1:            Hearts 98                                vs                     Glasgow Sport West

Pitch 2:            Ayr United                              vs                     Motherwell

Pitch 3:            Hearts 56                                vs                     Oriam

Pitch 4:            Stenhousemuir FC                 vs                     Gala Fairydean Rovers

Pitch 5:            Alloa                                      vs                     Glasgow Sport East

Pitch 6:            Tullibody                                  vs                     North Lanarkshire Leisure

Fixture 3

Pitch 1:            Hearts 56                                vs                     Stenhousemuir

Pitch 2:            Alloa                                       vs                     Tullibody

Pitch 3:            Glasgow Sport East                vs                     Ayr United

Pitch 4:            North Lanarkshire Leisure    vs                     Hearts 98

Pitch 5:            Motherwell                             vs                     Oriam

Pitch 6:            Glasgow Sport West               vs                     Gala Fairydean Rovers

 

Walking Football Scotland wishes all participating teams the best of luck.

Please remember the spirit of the game and always conduct yourself in line with the WFS and your own club’s Code of Conduct.  

First Walking Football League for Over 65's

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Walking Football Scotland would like to thank North Lanarkshire Leisure and Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire for their support in hosting the Inaugural Over 65 National walking football League at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility yesterday 11th March 2019.

Walking Football Scotland would also like to thank the teams for making this a success and wish them well throughout the season.

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 day one were as follows:

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League Positions after the first session:

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Below are some action shots from the day.

First Ever Over 65 Walking Football League

Walking Football Scotland along with our partners North Lanarkshire Leisure and Health and Social Care North Lanarkshire are looking forward to next Monday (11th March 2019),  to kick off the Inaugural Over 65’s National walking football league at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility.

Fixtures will be held between 12.15pm – 1.15pm each month on the following dates:

  • Monday 11th March

  • Monday 8th April

  • Monday 13th May

  • Monday 12th August

  • Monday 9th September

  • Monday 14th October

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Ten teams have entered the competition in this the first year for an Over 65 age group.

The teams:

Active Stirling

Ayr United Football Academy

East Kilbride Gerihatricks

Gala Fairydean Rovers

Glasgow Sport

Heart of Midlothian

North Lanarkshire Leisure A

North Lanarkshire Leisure B

Tullibody

Tweedvale Walking Football team

Games will be played between 12.15pm – 1.15pm and everyone is asked to arrive no later than 11:30am,  to be registered in plenty of time to change and warm up.

Note for all TEAMS

Every team will play outside 4 times across the year. (where possible) The teams will play outside twice in a row on pitch 5 before then completing the rest of their fixtures inside. This ensures throughout the course of the league every team play the same amount of games inside and outside. So in the first set of fixtures both Hearts and Glasgow Sport will be outside twice.

Points : Three points for a win and One point for a draw.

Fixtures 11th March

Fixture 1

Pitch 1: North Lanarkshire Leisure (A)          vs                Tweedvale Walking Football

Pitch 2: Ayr United                                        vs                North Lanarkshire Leisure (B)

Pitch 3: Tullibody                                            vs                Active Stirling

Pitch 4: East Kilbride Gerihatricks                 vs                Glasgow Sport

Pitch 5: Gala Fairydean Rovers                      vs                 Hearts

Fixture 2

Pitch 1: Tweedvale Walking Football            vs                     Ayr United

Pitch 2: North Lanarkshire Leisure (A)          vs                    Tullibody

Pitch 3: North Lanarkshire Leisure (B)          vs                   East Kilbride Gerihatricks

Pitch 4: Active Stirling                                    vs                 Gala Fairydean Rovers

Pitch 5: Glasgow Sport                                  vs                   Hearts

Fixture 3

Pitch 1: Tullibody                                           vs                   Tweedvale Walking Football

Pitch 2: East Kilbride Gerihatricks                vs                   Ayr United

Pitch 3: Gala Fairydean Rovers                     vs                   North Lanarkshire Leisure (A)

Pitch 4: Hearts                                                vs                    North Lanarkshire Leisure (B)

Pitch 5: Glasgow Sport                                   vs                    Active Stirling

 

Walking Football Scotland wishes all participating teams the best of luck.

Please remember the spirit of the game and always conduct yourself in line with the WFS and your own club’s Code of Conduct.

We All Have Mental Health

 

Robert Nesbitt, Head of Physical Activity and Sport, SAMH with some of the first signatories to Scotland’s Mental Health Charter in Glasgow.

Robert Nesbitt, Head of Physical Activity and Sport, SAMH with some of the first signatories to Scotland’s Mental Health Charter in Glasgow.

Scotland’s Mental Health Charter for Physical Activity and Sport aims to improve equality and reduce discrimination for anyone with a mental health problem and to remove any and all barriers and allow participation for all.

Walking Football Scotland feels this is core to what we wish to achieve and were proud to make the commitment and create an action plan and strategy, enabling us to meet the needs of the Charter.

We are delighted to be part of this video highlighting some of the groups working with SAMH and Scotland’s Mental Health Charter.

Walking Football Scotland is proud to be an early signatory of the Charter and urge any groups or organisations to get involved and sign up to the Charter if they can.

Chairman Gary McLaughlin said: “We are fortunate in walking football that the connections to good mental health are apparent early on and occur naturally within our groups. Signing up to the Charter reinforces our commitment as a Board of Trustees and being part of our action plan ensures we keep good practise and observance to Mental Health at all times.

We share and believe in the Charter’s principal, we are committed to preventing any barriers that stops any of our participants, friends and communities in engaging, participating and achieving their goals.  We are committed to increase our awareness, creating a deeper knowledge and understanding of Mental Health and Wellbeing for all. We all have a social responsibility and this is core to Walking Football Scotland.”

Robert Nesbitt, Head of Physical Activity and Sport, SAMH said:

“Physical activity and sports communities across Scotland are recognising the importance that sports, such as football, are having on participants mental health and wellbeing.  Importantly, they are also taking action, challenging stigma and improving equality for all.  Creating the right environment and culture encourages positive conversations around mental health and wellbeing and promotes social connectedness, all of which enables participants to engage, participate and achieve”.

 

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