ST JOSEPH’S WIN THE WORKINGTON WALKING FOOTBALL TROPHY AFTER TITANIC BATTLE

For the past 5 years Workington St Joseph’s Walking Football team and the Coaches from Allerdale Girls’ Football Club have contested an annual walking Football match in aid of charities such as the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research and MIND.

This year’s match, which was held on Saturday the 10th of October was in aid of West Cumbria Hospice at Home and it was a match befitting of such a great charity with 14 goals scored in an end to end thriller!

Walking Football is a modified, slowed down version of the beautiful game and is primarily aimed at people over the age of 50 but is available for anyone to play as long as they abide by the rules (minimal contact and at walking pace with no heading)  and both teams were doing just that as the match was played out in such a good spirit as the score went back and forward to the very end with St Joseph’s squeezing through 8-6.

 

 

Pictured with the trophy is St Joseph’s player Geoff Ellison and also Bryan Thompson from Allerdale Girls Coaches handing over the trophy to Derek Stephenson from St Joseph’s.