There’s no need for me to try to sell it.

I’ll just let these quotes from King’s Lynn Walking Football players do it for me. 

Action from Lynnsport, where King’s Lynn Walking Football roll back the years to enjoy a slower version of the beautiful game.Pictures: SUBMITTED.

“I never thought at 67 that I would still be playing a form of football. We have great fun; football, then drinks at the Lynnsport cafe and I have made a great new circle of friends.”

Ken Hubbard 

“As a woman who has only taken up football recently, I have found the players to be very inclusive, welcoming and encouraging. It’s very sociable as well as a good place to learn some football skills from experienced players.”

Alison Ravnkilde

“I’m always disappointed when the game ends. I love it. Representing King’s Lynn at walking football has been the highlight of my football career.”

Grahame Ridsdill

“I had thought my footballing days were over but walking football has enabled me to keep playing the game I love. There’s a lovely feel to the club – a good mix of fun, camaraderie and competitiveness.”

Andy Osbourne

“Walking football has given me a way to get fit and is improving my overall health without being too strenuous on my health problems.”

Paul Hampson

“I thought my football playing days were long gone. Then a friend told me about Walking Football. I’ve been playing for more than three years now and am fitter, lighter and healthier. I have played in some varied places, including a national competition at Manchester’s Etihad complex. Walking football is really sociable and you don’t have to have been a footballer back in the day to enjoy this great activity.”

Mark Steele

Get involved with group

Set up in 2016, King’s Lynn Walking Football is bringing people back to the beautiful game.

However, the King’s Lynn Community Football programme group is doing far more than that. It’s also introducing people to the sport for the first time. 

Made up mainly of men and women over 50 years of age, a mixed-abilities group of more than 20 people now meet regularly to get their kicks. 

The group has already participated in the FA People’s Cup and visited the Etihad Stadium for tournaments. 

Walking Football is a modified, non-contact slower format of football and, as it suggests, no jogging or running is allowed. Other than a few other small adaptations, the rules remain consistent with regular football.

Lynn now play in the Norfolk FA County 5ives Walking Football League at the FDC, Bowthorpe.

• The group train on Monday and Thursdays (noon-1.15pm) on Alive Lynnsport’s 3G. Sessions cost £3 and include a hot drink upstairs afterwards. 

Contact klcfootball@gmail.com, call 01553 768635, or just turn up, wearing astroturf trainers and weather-appropriate attire.

ROUND 27 RESULTS 

Reading v Hull:
Hull (had the most corners),
seven corners in the game

Brighton v Watford: Brighton, 5

Millwall v West Brom:
West Brom, 13

Sheffield United v Bournemouth: Sheffield United, 12

ROUND 27 AND FEBRUARY TOP SCORES

Number of entrants: 28

32pts (out of 48): Jon Parish.

24: Nigel Chapman.

20: Lewis Bush, Dave Edgley, Robbie Palmer, Joel Wille.

16: Andy Prior, Peter Sampson 

TOP TOTAL SCORES 

(after 27 rounds)

1 Peter Jermany 364

2 Amy Anderson 360

3 Danny Pooley, Andy Prior 356

5 Joel Wille 348

6 Karl Brown, Lewis Bush,
Jonny Cockerill, Aaden Hayes, Mike Griggs, Robbie Palmer 344

12 Jon Parish 340

13 Damien Cross,
Laura Shreeve 336

ROUND 28 FIXTURES

1 Leeds v Bristol City

Tomorrow, Championship, 3pm

a) Who will get more corners? Leeds, Bristol or draw?

b) Total number of corners

 

2 Norwich v Liverpool

Tomorrow, Premier League, 5.30pm

a) Who will get more corners? Norwich, Liverpool or draw?

b) Total number of corners 

3 Aston Villa v Tottenham

Sunday, Premier League, 2pm

a) Who will get more corners? Aston Villa, Tottenham or draw?

b) Total number of corners

 

4 Arsenal v Newcastle 

Sunday, Premier League, 4.30pm

a) Who will get more corners? Arsenal, Newcastle or draw?

b) Total number of corners 

 

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