Troon AFC Walking Football 

Troon AFC Walking Football 

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Troon AFC Walking Football

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Welcome to Troon AFC Walking Football 

We are a Walking Football club based in Troon, Cornwall. Our ethos is: Fun, Friendship, Fitness, Fair Play and Footie.....oh and banana cake! Come and join us to find out why. 

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We are Troon AFC Walking Football, Cornwall. Check in here, for up to date information or look at our Home Page to find out more. 

26 Oct 2021

THURSDAY....Lanivet Arrangements ***IMPORTANT UPDATES. PLEASE READ ***

This message today from the event organiser  as thunder and lightning is forecast for Sunday....

"Hi All Just a quick heads up - given the likely hood of bad weather over the weekend a decision will be made tomorrow as to whether or not the Festival will go ahead.Please check emails Friday pm KRs Kev"



PLEASE ARRIVE 10:15-10:30AM. MEET PITCHSIDE. 


Team Shirts will be given out at the venue. (And collected back on the day). Wear black joggers or shorts, black socks and your black, gold or red Troon shirt (if you have one) to arrive. 

NB If you need black shorts, socks or shin pads, please let us know before Friday 

Bring shin pads, a drink, a raincoat, hat, gloves, extra jumper to put on between matches, snacks and boots for grass.

The following have been found useful in the past : a packed lunch, big umbrella, a chair. There is no shelter near the pitch. 


Meet at Lanivet One for All community centre.  

Carters Parc, Rectory Road, Lanivet

Bodmin, PL30 5HG

https://www.lanivetparishcommunitycentre.co.uk/

One For All, Lanivet Parish Community Centre

01208 832684

https://goo.gl/maps/TbwPD6zXu2y7eYvRA


It will be fa rules.  Click here to see the FA rules 


Rules for the tournament....

Game time was set at 15minutes per Match - Matches would be played on grass, 3 pitches would be available and teams would be divided into 3 groups. All Matches would start at 11am prompt.

 Teams advised to arrive at 10.30am to avoid delays. The estimated finish time 1pm -2pm

Pitches would be 25m x 50m – and goals 12ftm x 6t

There would be no 60 plus group due to lack of support.

Matches would be played to FA rules

Shin Pads to be worn.

Sanctions would apply to infringements as in 1st offence verbal warning – 2nd Office Blue Card 3rd Offence 2 min sin bin

Players – Six Aside, unlimited Subs.

Age Limit was set at 50 plus ******IMPORTANT ***** THIS AGE LIMIT IS A CHANGE FROM THE ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED CRITERIA AND WILL AFFECT OUR TEAMS. WE ARE SORRY TO SAY THAT THE AGE GROUPS HAVE SADLY BEEN CHANGED AT THE REQUEST OF ST AUSTELL. TEAMS ARE THEREFORE CHANGED. HUGE APOLOGIES TO WILL AND LUKE WHO WILL NO LONGER BE ABLE TO PLAY 😒



Troon Tigers

Dave m (C)

John m

Terry

Paul

Simon 

Dave Sh  (ref)

Rob

Malcolm



Troon Titans

Clive (C)

Geoff 

John H

Noel

Graham

Eddie (ref)

Lin

Anne


Where You Can Find Us 

When, What, Where and How Much?



Every Wednesday  6-8pm (Except Christmas week). Indoors at Pool Academy. (Map and address below)

Wear comfortable clothes and trainers. Bring a drink and any emergency meds you might need (inhalers etc). 

The session runs for two hours. You can come for any one hour or both hours.

Your session will cost £5.

You can pay with cash or make a contactless card payment. 


AND 


Every Friday 7-8pm  outdoors at Camborne College.  (Map and address below)

Wear comfortable clothes and trainers or molded studs. Bring a drink, coat, hat and any emergency meds you might need (inhalers etc) all in a rain proof bag. 

The session runs for one hour. 

Your session will cost £5.

You can pay with cash or make a contactless card payment. 

What happens at a walking Football session?

This is your Walking Football Coach - Chris Jones

When you come for the first time, allow yourself an extra few minutes to find us and then an extra few minutes to register.  If you plan to arrive at about 5:45pm you'll have plenty of time.

When you get here you'll be greeted by our Head Coach, Chris and by Sarah who will get you all registered and settled in.  (Sarah is our Club Secretary and Welfare Officer).

Troon AFC Walking Football Calendar 

Daughter getting married? Getting nagged to look after the grand kids?  Time to visit your Mother-in-Law

Our NEW 'Calendar of Events', NOW ON the Home Page.  Just click the big blue button and it will take you to our club calendar with dates and important events, holidays, times and places.  Now you can book your own holidays and family events around Walking Football.  Proper Job!

Memory Lane - Stimulate your mind and start a conversation with our blasts from the past!  

An active mind means a quick thinking footballer so pull up an arm chair and start training...

5 Mar 2020

What did you read as a child?

Today is World Book Day - turn the clock back to when you were 10 years old - if you were going to school today dressed as your favourite book character who would you go as?
Tom Mason
I have never stopped reading them. The Complete World of Winnie the Pooh
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Useful Links 

1. Walking Football Governing Bodies

There is more than one organisation in Great Britain, claiming to be the sport's governing body.  All of them were newly started in different regions as the sport developed and none are more than six or seven years old.  In the last couple of years the English FA have also become involved but there are huge regional variations in how 'far along' the game is with regards to leagues and tournaments, Cornwall is a bit late in coming to the party.

Set out below you will find links to some of the organisations who each claim to be the governing body of the game.  They all have slightly different systems in place and ideas for taking the sport forward and we in Cornwall can learn from their mistakes and take the best bits they have developed to make us a national force for good in Walking Football.

Troon AFC are proud to have two of its members on the newly formed  Cornwall FA Committee for Walking Football.

Health and Wellbeing 

Staying Happy and Healthy is Important 

It's all to easy to sit at home all day and become chair bound and getting physically and emotionally weaker and more isolated. We believe that Walking Football is part of the answer but it takes more than that. 

We all need to be proactive about our health and well being. We are 'fighting the tide' and have to get as physically and mentally tough as we can.

Being of a 'certain age' means that sometimes we find talking about health and emotional wellbeing quite difficult. Below you will find some links to pages which you might find useful. We are not endorsing any sites or products, just giving our wonderful community a choice and voice. 

So let's start with the really important stuff...

Tell Us What You Think 

Troon AFC Walking Football Would Love To Hear Your Views and Opinions 

Leave a comment below to tell us what you think about our club.

Are you made to feel valued and welcome?

Are the sessions fun?

Do you feel that your physical and mental health are helped by coming along?

Is it value for money?

Would you recommend us?

Stars out of five ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️?

What could we do better?

Paul k
Back training with Troon AFC walking football last night, indoors at Pool school, for the first time in 20 months and had a great time. It was as enjoyable as I remembered. I felt really welcomed back with the group there was a good atmosphere with familiar and new faces attending.
A big thanks to Chris and Sarah for their organising, enthusiasm and continued hard work for the club.
Highly recommend these sessions.
Craig Nicholls
What a great club and friendly lot. At my first session (free) last week I was made to feel truly welcome and an aged old friend, it was as if I’d known everyone for years. Some fantastic and really inspirational older chaps that put me to shame and encouraged me to stick at it, which I will be doing!! See you next week guys for more fun, comradery and exercise.
steve
Hi. Turned for for the first time on Monday 24 May 2021 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Have told others and one or two seem keen.
Just got to get used to not running but walking.
Weather permitting, will be a regular.
Clive Fowkes
Great to be back, very enjoyable. Thanks to the organisers. Can't wait for games to start
paul M
great social and physical workouts on Thursdays. a well run club and a pleasure to be part of
John S
Finished playing many years ago and then had to have a new hip, started about a year ago and really enjoying it , its great for fitness and to meet new friends but also for me it gave me the belief I could carry on playing the sport I love, and as the wife says (it get's me out the house for one night a week ) very well run by Chris and Sarah and caters for all ages and abilities and a very friendly atmosphere , Would recommend it to anyone
Clive F
My first night at WF on 19/02. Great session everyone helpful and friendly. Don't knock it til you try it. It's faster than you think.
Paul J
"Living in Essex and playing for an over 65ss in Harlow. I was recovering from surgery. I was staying with family in Helston and noticed Troon AFC on Google. I contacted Chris and was invited along. I must say that Troon WF organisation is 2nd to none. As a stranger from London what impressed me was the friendly reception I received, and then how well the club is organised. I'm not surprised they have potential England players and hopefully I can share my experience with my home club (Paringdon Pirates Harlow) , with a veiw to improve our training methods. "
Eddie
Absolutely no judgment of age or ability, just turn up, enjoy the game
Geoff
Happy anniversary guys well done

Margaret
Well done to all but especially Chris and Sarah. You are very bright stars in many people's lives. :))
Caroline
Happy 1st anniversary, onwards and upwards. Xx
Simon
You both run a fantastic club, we are lucky to have such a great friendly club to be able to take part in our walking football, I dont no about anyone else but walking football is the highlight of my week , thanks to the both of you for making this happen,not just for me but everyone who attends.
Stephan
Joined on the first day having never played football and thoroughly enjoy every session. Learning to play as a team with the main ethos to keep fit physically as well as mentally. Highly recommended for interactivity with fellow walking footballers. Five star for the training sessions and the company off all.
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