SALISBURY FC WALKING FOOTBALL
WHAT IS WALKING FOOTBALL??
Over 50's walking football is bringing people together at locations all across the country and keeping them involved in the beautiful game with the benefits of promoting and combining, positive healthy lifestyle changes, exercise whilst having Fun and making New Friends
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED??
Our Group in Salisbury currently plays over 3 sessions a week indoors at both the Five Rivers Leisure Centre Mondays and Fridays 9am - 11am and Amesbury Sports Centre 8pm - 9pm and we welcome anyone to come along and join us. We pride ourselves on making all new players welcome and regardless of abilities or experience the group actively help, encourage and support each other both on and off the pitch. So why not come along and see for yourself what you might be missing and remember there are no joining fees or subscriptions just £2 per session, we look forward to seeing you soon at one of our sessions.
WEEKLY UPDATE - 16 September 2017
Lights, Camera, Action .......
Thanks for all the support to get the video put together. We must give an important mention to Roger Battens wife Liz who handled all our media presentations and has agreed to help us further with important links and media exposure in and around Salisbury which will definitely help grow our precious sessions in the future, so a real BIG THANK YOU on behalf of everyone in our group.
Here is our video
News - Jim Ayres celebrated his milestone 65th birthday last Thursday [7th] and we finally caught up with him on Monday and presented him with a cake and card from all the team and on top of that he scored a memorable hat-trick. Thanks to all those of you who went along to support Jeff and his cooking exploits at the Salisbury Food Festival last Sunday. This week's star player has to be Chris Thornton who has really gained in confidence over the past few weeks ...well done and thoroughly deserved. It was fantastic to have Bryan Grayer back kicking a ball again after having the all clear from to hospital.
Numbers - We have had a really good start to the month with numbers - Monday 19, Wednesday 14 & Friday 18 this brings the total so far this month to 109 against only 49 in the whole of the month in 2016. Â Brian and I are working with both Wiltshire Council and the Five Rivers to secure the second side of the hall on a Monday which could be used for both the planned Structured Intro mini session which would involve warm ups, skill and coordination training and a slow paced game which would suit new players and those returning from injury plus allow the teams not playing to get a mini game played..
Demo Match 30 Sep - although still just awaiting a few responses we will have the two teams which will hopefully include the deputy chairman of Salisbury FC Ian Ridley.
Salisbury Walking Football Banner - Thanks to both Keith Gale and Jim Ayres for arranging to site our banner opposite the main stand at Salisbury FC.
Website - Brian has been working extremely hard collecting idea to get our pages together and register our name. if anyone of you have a flair for design, marketing relating to websites or if you have family, friends or contacts please speak to Brian
WEEKLY UPDATE - 11 September 2017
Numbers and News - Great numbers last week with 21 and 17 on Monday and Friday at 5 Rivers. Star goal scorer was Jeff the Chef. Lights, Camera, Action .....Don't forget next Friday [15th] we have that's.tv/Salisbury [ Freeview channel 7 ] will be coming along to film part of our session and it would be great to get as many players as possible along on the day, so even if you are currently out injured your support on the day is really important.
Reminder - Registration Forms - still a number of you have not yet completed the emergency contact numbers which are important.
Demonstration Match 30 September at the Ray Mac. Please let Chris know urgently if you are available and have not yet responded.
LADIES ONLY SESSION
We have some ladies contact us who are keen to look at the possibility of setting up a walking football session purely for just ladies. If there is sufficient interest we could establish a specific session. We would start off with a structured approach with gentle warm up exercises to help reduce the risk of strains and pulled muscles, basic ball control routines to help build up your skills, strength, improving balance and core stability, get you playing in a basic game and finish with the important cool down exercises.
SALISBURY FC WALKING FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT 2017
Salisbury FC Walking Football held its 2nd annual tournament on 14 May with this 2nd event being held at our home in the Raymond McEnhill Stadium. 16 teams were booked to take part with an over 50s and over 60s tournaments. Both tournaments were hotly contested in the best spirit of Walking Football with an emphasis on enjoyment, taking part and keeping fit and healthy. However, with all competitions there are winners and they were for the Over 50s Hampshire WF One and the Over 60s Portsmouth. All who attended enjoyed the day and the excellent facilities at the Ray Mac and we all grateful for Dave Phillips the Chairman of SFC for allowing us to use the facilities and presenting the medals at the end of the tournament. Some of the teams have already booked themselves in for next years tournament!!
" We at Pompey just wanted to thank you for all your efforts in organising such a well-run event. We were very impressed with your walking football set up at Salisbury and you clearly have excellent links with your parent club and we would also like to thank them for allowing us to play on such a good surface"
" Many thanks for organising such an enjoyable event. You can put us down for next years event as I'm sure we will be back again" Pelham Park Rangers - Bournemouth
Dexter Sports WF - Poole Please also thank all of your helpers and members at Salisbury FC for yesterday, we really enjoyed being there and having the chance to play some new teams and the chance to play on that very nice surface you have there".
Rotherfield WF Oxfordshire - " Thanks for inviting us to be part of the tournament. We really enjoyed it. The organisation was very good, in particular the welcome with named guides and tea and coffee. It set a good tone. It was good to meet new people and see how they play. We would hope to be invited again next year"