Walking Football 60+

Those in their 60s and 70s, with a few exceptions, find it increasingly difficult to keep pace with the mere youngsters (the 50-year olds!) of the group, so a new session is planned for those over 60.

Starting on Tuesday, October 10, from 9.30am to 11.30am, at the astro-turf pitch adjoining the José Arcanjo Stadium, Olhão, the more senior players will be donning ankle and knee supports as they prepare for action.

Minimal contact, three touches, ball under head height and no running are the basic rules. Following warm-up exercises, small sided games are the order of the day.

Benfica beckons
On Friday, September 29, a coach full of East Algarve Walking Footballers, family and friends will be the guests of Benfica at the Estádio da Luz, Lisbon, for a Festival of Walking Football.

On October 6-7, Soccer Olhanense Strollers will be defending their title at the Algarve Walking Football Cup at Browns Sports & Leisure Centre in Vilamoura.

In early November, Cottingham Rangers Walking Football (Yorkshire) will be visiting Olhão as more teams – there are currently over 800 clubs in the UK alone – head for the warmer climes of the Algarve.

Photo: Walking Football gets even older!