Last week Soccer Olhanense Strollers (SOS) welcomed some 40 Walking Footballers from Manchester (UK), Olhão, Lagos, Vilamoura and Tavira to a fun-filled day of action at Olhão’s José Arcanjo Stadium.
Walking Football for the over 50s is becoming internationally accepted as a major contributor to keeping the more mature members of society fit and healthy. It was, therefore, appropriate that Algarve Health & Social Care group should sponsor the event and also provide expert first-aid cover during the day’s play. Even with regular heavy downpours, the 15 games were successfully completed.
The SOS ‘A’ team continued their winning run with maximum points whilst Manchester City Strollers were runners-up and the SOS ‘B’ team took third place.
As Manchester City player, Tom Brett, said: “Despite the weather, the warm welcome we received has certainly made up for the lack of sun which perversely has been shining back home whilst we’ve been getting soaked!” C.W.
Photo: Elderly Walking Footballers from Manchester and the Algarve ready to enjoy a hospitable evening together