Firstly, I would like to thank Terry for the invitation to become IWFF Director in Australia. I have gladly accepted this offer as I believe Australia & our surrounding neighbours in New Zealand, Fiji for example have a lot to offer in terms of being part of the walking football family worldwide.
Having started walking football here in Brisbane late 2017, it has always been a desire of us here in Australia to welcome and embrace travellers from other countries and interstate to our walking football family. In recent months we have been fortunate to have Phil Dodd, from Walking Football Spain, Ian Stewart, from Sydney and just recently we had the pleasure of International Walking Football Referee, Mr Keith Davis from England. We have also twinned with Wiltshire Walking Football in England so we know have a sister club.
These visitors have been able to share their experiences with our players and that has enabled us to be a much better equipped and more knowledgeable organisation. It has also ensured a long-lasting relationship that can only be done in walking football.
Now being part of the IWWF, I will put that experience into practice to help develop the game in not only Australia, but in New Zealand and Fiji, (our immediate friends and close neighbours) where we can unite as one as we do at club level while at the same time become more aware of men’s health as we all age better and for much longer than ever before. Respect to all in Walking Football.
Tickets are now on sale for the first Walking Football IWFF World Cup
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Matches to be played on June 1st & 2nd at the Leyton Orient stadium
Demand is high so please purchase early
The number of entries to the Over 60’s competition to be staged at Leicester Goals Soccer Centre on Sunday 21 April starting at 11.30am to determine the club team that will go forward to represent England in the IWFF World Cup to be played at the Leyton Orient Stadium on Saturday and Sunday 1 and 2 June continues to increase.
So far the teams that have entered the competition at Leicester are:
- Eastleigh FC
- St Helen’s Beacons
- Grimsby Corinthians
- Stevenage FC
- Watford Peterlee
- Nottingham Bramcote
- Cirencester Town
- Burtonwood Strollers
- Bexley WFC
- Norwich City
- Bolton Wanderers Walkers
- Harborough Hornets
- Bassetlaw Seniors
- Leicester LPF
- Welwyn Garden City
The closing date for expressions of interest/entry is Sunday 24 March, following which the format of the event will be announced. There will be group stages before the leading teams then progress into a knock out phase to determine the winner. Every participating team will be guaranteed a minimum of one hour playing time during the group stages.
The entry fee of £40 is payable on the day and the event is six a side with a maximum squad size of ten players. All players will be asked to bring official photo id to validate their age. FA rules will be applied.
For the winning team who then qualify to represent England, a kit will be provided but the team will be responsible for organising their own accommodation arrangements over the weekend in London although guidance will be provided on good local hotels where it is hoped a discount can be negotiated.
Any clubs/teams wishing to enter the event on 21 April should email the competition coordinator on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
IWFF proudly presents a fantastic 2 day event of Walking Football
IWFF World Cup 2019
Date – 1st & 2nd June 2019
Venue: Leyton Orient Football Club
Opening ceremony 11am
Tickets available soon.