Walking Football Scotland are delighted to announce it's newest member, one of the oldest names in Scottish football, Vale of Leven.
In the early days of Scottish football, the original Vale of Leven (based in Alexandria) were real powers in the land. Vale won the Scottish Cup three times in succession (1877, 1878 and 1879). In 1878 they travelled down to England and beat the FA Cup winners, The Wanderers, 3-1 at Kennington Oval. The Wanderers had the advantage that the game was played under the English throw-in rule, but the Vale's Scottish passing game proved superior to the English game of individual dribbling.
Vale of Leven was a founder member of the Scottish Football League when it was formed in 1890 and although the old senior club fell on hard times in the 1920's a new junior club was created just after the Second World War and have been prominent in the Scottish Juniors league to this day.
It is a real pleasure to welcome this famous old name to walking football and wish them every success.
The group play every Monday evening from 8.00 to 9.00pm at Vale of Leven Academy, Alexandria and newcomers are most welcome. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org