Biggest ever walking football festival sees over 100 players take part
On Sunday 7th July we held our summer Walking Football Festival at Hayle football club.
A fantastic 13 teams took part on the wonderful new 3G surface, the teams involved were; Lanivet Pandas A and B, Morwenstow, Newquay, Penwith Nomads A and B, Roseland, Saint St Austell A and B, St Agnes, St Austell and Troon A and B. As the teams are becoming more established the competition is growing and the level of performance is getting better with each festival!
On the day the games were self-refereed by players, this meant games ran smoothly with the players having full understanding of the rules and aspects of walking football that differ to that of mainstream football.
As it was a trophy event, the top two teams from each pool progressed to a semi-final, the first semi-final saw Troon A take on Newquay, with Newquay coming out as 0-2 winners. The other semi-final between Lanivet Pandas B and Lanivet Pandas A was another close game ending 0-2 which saw Lanivet A progressing to the final along with Newquay. The final was nail biting, both defences stood strong making it difficult to get the ball into the back of the net but it was Lanivet who came out on top with a 1-0 win crowning them champions of the Summer Walking Football Festival!
A big thank you to Hayle AFC for allowing us to host our event, the hospitality and organisation was fantastic.
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As one of the fastest growing formats of football across the Duchy now is the time to get your boots back on and get involved, to find out more details visit the website at; http://po.st/yFBnla or contact Football Development Officer, Phil Cardew on email@example.com