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27 Aug 2022

Walking Football News July/ August / September 2022

Well, what an exciting couple of months we've had!  The league fixtures are underway; we’ve had our first AGM since before Covid; we’ve had our first social since before Covid and we’ve welcomed some old players back and some new players in, as we continue to grow from strength to strength.


First, some updates for you…

Following decisions made at our AGM, everyone is being asked to sign an updated GDPR disclaimer giving permission for Team Coordinators to contact you regarding events and availability.

All of the agenda points and AOBs from our AGM have now been actioned.  Here’s what’s happened…

Key:

✅= Completed  📝 = in process of setting up a club email address ❌ No action yet 

1. 50s coordinator...Dave Sh✅

2. 60s coordinator...Geoff and Dave Sh. ✅

3. 70s coordinator... Colin ✅

4.  Ladies coordinator... None at present..Still open to volunteers (doesn't need to be a lady) 📝

5. Social Coordinator ... Dave H✅

6. International Coordinator ... None at present. Survey complete. ✅ See results below. 4 players indicated that they would be happy to travel abroad at this stage and so we will not be pursuing this further this year. 

7. Troon AFC main  committee member...Ann✅

8. Volunteers for 'Friends of Troon' to help with events and jobs at the main Club...None at present ❌

9. League Coordinator.. Dave Sh ✅

10. Update to our Privacy and Contacts policies. There will be a new slip to sign giving permission for your contact details to be used by coordinators to see who is available for the specified event. ✅

11. First Aid Training Update. First aid training will hopefully be rolled out in the autumn ✅

12.  FA Committee rep...Peter Har ✅

AOB

1. Following input and discussions at last nights meeting it has been agreed that Fridays sessions at Cornwall College will now only be open to players able and willing to represent Troon in competitive fixtures such as leagues, tournaments and festivals ie mainly aged 50+.✅

Mondays sessions will remain as normal for  everyone. ✅

2. To start organising a 40+ women only session for Friday evening to run parallel with the tournament training, on another pitch. ✅

We have advertised on fb, online and distributed leaflets in the local community. So far two training sessions have been held ✅

League finals day will be on September 11th in Newquay at Tretherras School.  See the website for location details.  Meet 1:15pm for a 2pm start.  Spectators are welcome.  Check the website for up to date details.  Format For Septembers Finals: Every effort is being made to get independent Refs Venue Tretherras Leisure Centre – Newquay Sunday 11th Sept Meet 1.30pm for a 2pm start. The top 3 clubs from each regional league will play each other in a round-robin-style competition.  With the top two playing each other in a final for the League Cup. In the event of a tie the winner will be decided by -  1. goal difference  2. If that fails to produce an overall winner then the result of the match played during the round robin will be the decider. 3. If that also fails then the matter will be settled by penalties.

A similar round  robin will be played by the remaining 5 clubs with the top two playing each other in a final for the League Shield– The same format to apply  in the event of a tie in the final. Winners of the regional leagues will receive a trophy – Winners and Runners Up of both Cup and Shield will receive medals (11 per team)

League dates for 2023 will be the 2nd Sunday in the Month for June July and August with the finals in Sept

Upcoming Training Dates (As always, check the website on each training day to find out about any last minute changes):

MONDAY Aug 29th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday Sept 2nd CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  6-7:30pm

(NOTE : AT SOME TIME IN SEPTEMBER WE WILL SWITCH FROM MONDAYS OUTDOORS AT GROUTER PARK TO WEDNESDAYS INDOORS AT POOL ACADEMY. WE WILL MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON WEATHER AND LIGHT.  WHATEVER HAPPENS WE WILL BE BACK INDOORS ON WEDNESDAYS FROM 5TH OCTOBER. FRIDAY SESSIONS AT CAMBORNE COLLEGE WILL CONTINUE.)

MONDAY Sept 5th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

(Weds Sept 7th possibility of indoor training at Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm. Check the website to see whether training will happen on this date.)

Friday Sept 9th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  6-7:30pm

Sunday Sept 11th League Finals Day at Newquay.  1:15pm for 2pm start. 

MONDAY Sept 12th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

(Weds Sept 14th possibility of indoor training at Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm. Check the website to see whether training will happen on this date.)

Friday Sept 16th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  6-7:30pm

MONDAY Sept 19th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

(Weds Sept 21st possibility of indoor training at Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm. Check the website to see whether training will happen on this date.)

Friday Sept 23rd CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  6-7:30pm

MONDAY Sept 26th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

(Weds Sept 28th possibility of indoor training at Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm. Check the website to see whether training will happen on this date.)

Friday Sept 30th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  6-7:30pm

CHANGE MONDAYS TO WEDNESDAYS. 

Weds Oct 5th Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm.

Friday Oct 7th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  6-7:30pm

Weds Oct 12th Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm.

Friday Oct 14th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  6-7:30pm

Weds Oct 19th Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm.

Friday Oct 21st CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  6-7:30pm






20 May 2022

WF News May/June 22

Troon AFC Walking Football News…May/June 2022


Hello you lovely Walking Footballers!  First of all a big thank you to everyone who played and/or helped out on our tournament day.  It was an amazing day and the best tournament we have attended if we say so ourselves.  There has been so much positive feedback from all the teams attending and from the FA about the organisation, the atmosphere and the ‘warm Cornish welcome’.... But especially the excellent timekeeping!

Also a HUGE thank you to Dave and the crew for running sessions and keeping your WF going while we dealt with surgery and covid. You’re all superstars!

There are lots of dates and some important news to think about this month so grab your calendar and a cuppa.


News

The Jubilee match on June 5th has been cancelled by the club.  Thank you to everyone who made themselves available for the event and enjoy your free weekend.

The Cornwall League is going to run this summer.  We are only allowed to enter one team and so we have done that.  It will be 50+ , mixed men and women and will be held at Cornwall College (where we train on a Friday) so it's nice and local. It will be held on one day in June, one day in July, one day in August and Finals on a day in September.  You do not have to be available for all 4 dates we can pick our team before each league day.  In order to play in this league all players will need to be ’registered’ with Cornwall FA.  This is a two step process.  Step 1: You obtain what the FA call a ‘FAN’ number from the FA.  This is only available online and if you have an email address.  We will help you to do this if you need help and can even provide you with an email address.  Step 2 : We use your FAN, email address and contact details to register you on the Club’s FA website as a Troon AFC WF player.  Once you are registered with one club you will not be able to play in an FA event for another club without a ‘transfer process’.  Don’t worry too much about all of this.  We will send out another email in a week or so giving you step by step help and you can also ask Sarah for help at training if you bring your phone, tablet or other device.  DON’T PANIC!!

We have been invited to play in a WF Tournament in Barry, South Wales.  We can enter Ladies, 50s, 60s and 70s categories.  This will be in July.  This tournament clashes with one of the three league dates but we will be playing one team in the league that day and there will be a group going to Wales as well.  It’s OK to be registered for the league and to make the one off trip to Wales.

You have the chance to be ‘another brick in the wall’ at the clubhouse.  For a small donation you can have your name and chosen text forever inscribed on a brick or tile in the new clubhouse.  See the website for details.

The Cornwall Air Ambulance football team (including the son of our very own Rob) are playing Thames Valley Air Ambulance football team in the first ever charity event of this type in Cornwall.  Please come along and support this amazing charity and local resource.  All funds go to the Air Ambulance charities.  If you drive to the club you’ll be asked to donate £5 to do so. 
If you choose to walk in you’ll be asked to donate whatever you can afford into a collection bucket.

We have entered two teams into the St Day Tournament in July.  No registration necessary, just add your name to the sign up sheet.  We finished second in this tournament last year so let's see if we can get gold this year!

Our annual Awards and social night will be held at the end of the month on a Monday 6-8pm at Troon.  It's the normal training night so please come along and support the club and cheer the folk YOU have voted for in our three award categories.  There will be a short half an hour kick about match and then we will go into the new clubhouse for pasties and cream tea.  Please sign up to let us know you’ll be there so we don’t waste food.  Bring a chair!

The Welsh Open Event has been cancelled but if it starts up again we will enter a team or teams so think about whether you’d be willing to travel for this one day event.  Date TBA

Please make sure you have returned your Tournament Kit…we need it for other events … and please make sure that you have completed the new season sign up forms.  Don’t worry..Sarah will nag you if you have to do either of these things!






Dates for Your Calendar


Friday May 20th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

Saturday 21st May Cornwall Air Ambulance Charity Match Troon AFC 1pm

MONDAY  May  23rd Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday May 28th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

 Awards night 30th MAY  at Troon AFC 6-8pm

Friday June 3rd CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

***CANCELLED ***Jubilee Demonstration Matches Sun 5th June

MONDAY  June 6th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday June 10th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

First League Day June 12th Cornwall College 3-5pm

MONDAY  June 13th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday June 17th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

MONDAY  June 20th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday June 24th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

MONDAY  June 27th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday July 1st CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

MONDAY  July 4th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday July 8th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

Second League Day July 10th  Cornwall College 3-5pm

Barry Tournament July 10th , Barry South Wales, all day.

MONDAY  July 11th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday July 15th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

MONDAY  July 18th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday July 22nd CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

MONDAY  July 25th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday July 29th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

St Day Tournament Sat. July 30th. Time TBA but most likely in the afternoon.

MONDAY  August 1st Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday Aug 5th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

MONDAY Aug 8th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday Aug 12th CAMBORNE COLLEGE ASTRO  7-8:30pm

Third League Day August 14th, Cornwall College 3-5pm


League Finals Day September.  Date and venue TBA




1 Mar 2022

March /April 2022

⚽Walking Football Newsletter March and April 2022⚽


Hello you lovely Walking Footballers! What a few weeks its been! We have so much going on. First a round up of news and then dates for your diary, homework and further opportunities. 

News…

This month we celebrated Clive playing for Cornwall against Devon in Bodmin and Christine and Lin joining England training in Waltham Abbey. James and Dave have been to the FA refs training course and are now officially qualified FA Walking Football referees, Pete is also going to another session later in the month, which means we now have 4 fully qualified refs… so we all have to be good now! Well done to you all. You've done us proud 

We will be moving our Wednesday indoor  and Friday outdoor training to all outdoors at Troon AFC Grouter Park from April. The club has allocated us a Monday and Friday time slot (they have 17+ other teams to accommodate as well!) so our new training days will be Monday 6-8pm and Fridays 7-8pm. 

We opened applications for our upcoming tournament on May 1st and have 17 teams entered across the 50s, 60s, 70s and ladies categories. We have had to turn some teams away due to late applications and have teams coming from Wales, Cornwall and Devon.  Age UK will be sponsoring the event so our thanks go to them. ✔️

It's going to be a fantastic day. There is still time to sign up for one of our teams if you'd like to join in. If you would rather not play or are carrying an injury but are free that day, please let us know. You can support the club by helping out in lots of ways on the day. 📖


Dates for your diary…

Weds 9th March NO TRAINING

Fri  11th March Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

Monday 14th March 1-2pm Wendron...just us having a kick about to try out their pitch 

Weds 16th March NO TRAINING 

Fri  March 18th Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

Monday 21st March 1-2pm Wendron...their taster session...we are hoping to take a few old hands to show them how WF works. 

Weds 23rd March Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm

Thursday 24th March Referee training 

Fri  25th March Camborne College Astro 7-8pm 

Weds 30th March Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm LAST INDOOR SESSION 

Fri  1st April Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

WEDNESDAYS CHANGED TO MONDAYS ....

MONDAY April 4th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm (replacing the Wednesday sessions)

Friday 8th April Camborne College Astro 7-8pm MONDAY April 11th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday 15th April Camborne College Astro 7-8pm MONDAY April 18th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday 22nd April Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

MONDAY April 25th Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday 29th April Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

SUNDAY 1ST MAY TOURNAMENT DAY  

FRIDAYS CHANGE

MONDAY  May  2nd Troon AFC Grouter Park 6-8pm

Friday May 6th Troon AFC Grouter Park 7-8pm


Opportunities…

Sign up for a team or be a helper on May 1st..speak to Sarah. 

Sign up for referee training by clicking here…https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=kCXJRcbM-UaA_5_I2e3eORsfXtainDhGjQnu8CebyodUMVBDT05INlhZWEJMOENGSzFURks0MVMxOC4u 

Sign up for Cornwall teams, all age groups, by emailing to express an interest here… alan_read@rocketmail.com 

Put yourself forwards for England training by letting us know you're interested and we'll submit your name (it has to come from your club)

Nominations are still open for March's Mutual Respect Awards, nominate your Football Grassroots Respect Hero by visiting: http://spr.ly/6180KdKsp 

Come to Wendron and try out their Astro pitch at 1pm on March 14th and /or March 21st. It's free!

Homework…

On your first session in April you will be asked to fill in a new season sign up sheet. You can be prepared by having your phone number and email as well as your emergency contact phone number, written down on a piece of paper ready and by bringing your glasses!

It's voting time! We are now accepting YOUR nominations for our end of season awards. You will be able to write down your nominations at any Wednesday or Friday session in March. You may place one vote in each category…

a) Player's Player of the Year; 

b) Most improved Player of the Year; 

c) Walking Footballer of the Year (someone who personifies the spirit and ethos of Walking Football and has contributed to the greater development and growth of our club).


See you soon everyone!

28 Dec 2021

January 2022

Walking Football Newsletter for  January 2022


Dates for your diary…


Weds 5th Jan Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm

Fri 7th Jan Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

Weds 12th Jan Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm

Fri 14th Jan Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

Weds 19th Jan Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm

Fri 21st Jan Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

Weds 26th Jan Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm

Fri 28th Jan Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

SUNDAY 30TH JAN CALDICOT FESTIVAL tbc

Weds 2nd Feb Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm

Fri  4th Feb Camborne College Astro 7-8pm


Defibrillator Update :

Exciting news....Our new defibrillator has arrived! Our new pitchside defibrillator arrived today, ahead of schedule. We are so pleased and proud of all our members for their donations. We had donations online through gofund.me, donations of cash, donations from the Redruth Lions, the Royal British Legion and FWBLtd. 

We have bought the defibrillator and have a little left over for training for anyone who wants it. 

We are going to keep donations open and use the money for training equipment, room hire, replacement pads and batteries for the AED etc. So if you were thinking of donating and haven't yet, please do so. We still need your support. 

We intend to run free training in basic first aid, cpr and using the defibrillator for anyone in Troon AFC Walking who wants it, then free training to anyone in Troon AFC who wants it and finally training for a nominal fee to anyone in the Walking Football wider community. We strongly believe that this training should be available to everyone and that the more people that have even basic knowledge the better. A little is better than nothing. You might be able to save a life or help out in an emergency. Watch this space for training sessions in the new year. Look on the website in the ‘First Aid and Physio’ tab for first aid videos and a handbook to read online or print. 

Click on the link to go straight there.


https://www.troonafcwalkingfootball.com/FIRTST_AID_AND_PHYSIOTHERAPY_FOR_FOOTBALLERS.html



Cornwall Representitive Walking Football…

This project aims to promote Walking Football in Cornwall and is now going to be extended to include players in age groups 60 to 65, 65 to 70 and 70 plus. Trials for all 3 sides will be conducted in Spring 2022 and anyone wishing to be considered for inclusion should email saintssawfc@gmail.com


Stay safe everyone. See you soon! 






19 Nov 2021

Nov /Dec 2021

Troon AFC Walking Football News for November and December 2021



Dates for your diary:

24th November FA meeting, 7pm

24th November NO TRAINING

26th November Camborne College Astro 7-8pm training 

1st Dec Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm training 

3rd Dec Camborne College Astro 7-8pm training 

5th December - Tregorrick Park- WFA Cornwall Over 70s try outs.

8th Dec Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm

10th Dec Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

12th December 3:00 - 6:00pm Newquay Tretherras School FA walking Football festival

15th Dec Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm

17th Dec Camborne College Astro 7-8pm

22nd Dec Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm

24th Dec NO TRAINING

29th Dec NO TRAINING 

31st Dec Camborne College Astro 7-8pm 

5th Jan 2022 Pool Academy sports hall 6-8pm 


News and Events:

We are saddened to lose our lovely team mate Tony Christopher, who  died this week. Tony was a much loved and appreciated member of our club, a true gentleman,  who will be sadly missed. Our thoughts, sympathies and condolences are with his wife Liz, son Paul and the rest of his family. We will let you know the funeral date when it is arranged for those of us who would like to attend. 

Would you like the chance to try out for the WFA Cornwall Over 70s Walking Football squad? The get together is on Sunday 5th December at the sports hall, Tregorrick Park. If you're over 70 you can just turn up to this event but it would be helpful to let them know numbers so please message both us and the organiser below to let us know. Email alan_read@rocketmail.com

Do you feel like doing more for our club and for Walking Football in Cornwall? We are looking for a new FA rep for the club. Do you think you could help with this? It would mean attending small group meetings, usually near Bodmin at the FA office on a weds evening not more than once a month (there have been only two meetings this year and before lockdown they were every two or three months). It's not big and official, it's small and friendly with reps from different WF clubs making arrangements for leagues and tournaments. We feel that we've done our stint for three years now and would like to give someone else a chance. You'd just need to attend meetings and feed back to us so that we can advertise events and general goings on. Interested? The next meeting is to be held at Bodmin FA, 7pm on Wednesday 24th November 2021 to discuss and plan future events. There'll be discussion about age groups and rules for the Newquay festival and hopefully some dates set for future events and next year's league. 

The FA will be holding two festivals in tandem at the same venue.They are aiming for all matches to be officiated by FA qualified referees who have also attended a Walking Football workshop. Venue: Newquay Tretherras School. Date: Sunday 12/12/21Time: 3:00pm arrival / 6:00pm finish.  Competitions: Over 50's - On the 3G AstroTurf Over 65's - Indoor Sports Hall 

Troon AFC Walking Football need a defibrillator. We need £1100. (We have £565 banked so far and £150 cash plus £100 from the Lions, a promise of £250 from a business, a promised donation of £200 and the Legion considering making a donation as well).  All donations, however great or small will help. Please share this link with all your family, friends and colleagues. You can message the link, add it to your Facebook page, email it to all your contacts or just tell people about it. Copy this link and share it everywhere....https://gofund.me/3672ea9d.  You can also donate cash at any training session. Any funds raised over and above the defibrillator cost will go towards training people to use it and for new  first aid supplies. 

This month we have been featured in both the Falmouth Packet and on the Saturday morning sports show on BBC radio Cornwall, we are the only team in Cornwall to have entered the WFA Southwest league and although this event was subsequently cancelled we are still proud that we stood ready. We are the only team in Cornwall to be able to field an over 75s team, an over 70s team, an over 65s team, an over 60s team and an over 50s team. We are also very close to being able to field a ladies team. We are the only club in Cornwall to allow people of all ages to play and one of only two clubs to allow gents and ladies to participate together. We have players who have represented England, Wales and Cornwall in Walking Football matches. There is a lot to be proud of and it all happens because of you. Keep up the good work!

HOMEWORK… Please let us know the following (either your yes or your no answer please)...Would got like to be our shiny new FA rep? Do you want to play in the Newquay festival and if so in which age group? And finally, if you haven't donated to the defibrillator fund please contribute by either donating online, donating cash at training or by sharing the information with your family and friends so that as many people as possible have the chance to donate. Thankyou. 

28 Aug 2021

September/October 2021

Walking Football Newsletter Sept/Oct 2021


It’s been quite a year hasn’t it? But we’re glad to be back with walking football and have enjoyed an amazing summer of fun, friendship, fair play and footie.

There is lots of news and things are moving quite quickly for walking football in Cornwall.  There are lots of new opportunities for all age groups to play at different levels and we will be looking for some help and to appoint volunteer age group coordinators to make sure everyone gets the information they need.  More on this later.


Club Improvements: Troon AFC have had to put their clubhouse plans on hold temporarily and as you’ll have seen , building work has stopped for now.  

Walking Football continues to move forwards and we have decided to use an online polling system for you to let us know which events you would like to attend.  We trialled this system with disappointing results as only 7 people actually tried to use it.  It’s very simple, you don’t need an account you just click on the link we’ll give you, read the info about the event and then click on yes, no or maybe.  It’s equally important that you tell us that you’re not interested in an event, partly so that we can stop nagging you but mostly so that we can coordinate teams without wondering ‘are they not interested or did they just not vote’.  With five upcoming events on multiple dates, we cannot coordinate people telling us across all the platforms we use, something will be missed. 

So it’s vital that everyone familiarises themselves with the voting system and uses it when asked.  We don’t ask much and this is just three clicks on your computer, tablet or phone. So please, please, please use it.  It will REALLY help us.


Dates and Events

  1. Winter Home - We will be back at Pool Academy sports hall in Church Road, Pool,  Redruth Cornwall TR15 3PZ from the first WEDNESDAY in October...that’s WEDNESDAY 6TH OCTOBER.  You’ll need to wear trainers please and if you’ve not been there before, there’s lots of parking so don’t worry about that.
  2. Our Friday sessions are going well and we are looking to extend this by booking an extra outdoor session from October, probably at Camborne College Astro.  More news when we have it.
  3. The Cornwall FA are back up and running and there will hopefully be some festivals and a new Cornwall FA league running soon.  We have no more information for this as yet.
  4. The ‘Cornwall Over 65s Team’ - This is not an FA run team but is being coordinated by St Austell WF at the moment.  They want names of anyone aged 65 or over who would like to attend training and selection days on 19th and 26th SEPTEMBER at St Austell. It is urgent that everyone lets us know their interest (yes/no/maybe) in this team by contacting us via the club poll system by clicking on this link or copying it into your browser: https://whenavailable.com/event/4BZEWvtqHpJv3iy57 
  5. The WFA Over 70s League - This will happen over the following dates throughout the year and there will be four other teams participating. If you’d like to be part of this, you need to be able to commit to attending on the following dates (at least most of them and ‘in principle’).  Over 70s league dates are: 3rd OCT; 28th NOV; 30th JAN; 27th MAR; 22nd MAY.  Matches will be at Ottery St Mary which is just outside Exeter and the same venue as the previous 70s Tournament.  It will be 12-3pm.  If you’d like to enter this league with your over 70s friends please use the link below to let us know https://whenavailable.com/event/x6VT33wid8Vp4YZ37  or speak to us on Monday.  You need to be 69+ to enter.  We would also like someone to step up and be the 70s League Coordinator for us.  You do not have to be over 70 for this role.  This would just be to make sure that everyone in the 70s team is kept up to date via email, message or phone call, with dates and transport arrangements and to disseminate information.  Let us know on Monday if you feel you could help out by doing this for us.
  6. The WFA Over 50s League - This will happen over the following dates throughout the year and there will be several other teams participating. If you’d like to be part of this, you need to be able to commit to attending on the following dates (at least most of them and ‘in principle’).  Over 50s league dates are: 19th SEPT; 14th NOV; 16TH JAN; 6TH MAR; 8TH MAY .  Matches will be at Ottery St Mary which is just outside Exeter. It will be 12-3pm.  If you’d like to enter this league with your over 50s friends please use the link below to let us know https://whenavailable.com/event/fQdgqSHH5etNJYti6 .  You need to be 50 by Jan 2022 to enter.  We would also like someone to step up and be the 50s League Coordinator for us.  You do not have to be over 50 for this role.  This would just be to make sure that everyone in the 50s squad is kept up to date with dates and transport arrangements and to disseminate information.  Let us know on Monday if you feel you could help out by doing this for us.

In Other News

We have applied for several grants to get a defibrillator for the club but have no news on that yet.  If anyone knows a company who might like to donate one for us, please let us know.

We have bought a second kit in Gold (the St Day teams have seen it already) for our teams as they are out and about representing our lovely club.  We ask that everyone has shin pads.  You might want to get black shorts and dimple soled boots suitable for 3G and 4G pitches.


Calendar

Don’t forget we have an online calendar to keep you on track, you can find it by clicking on the link here or by copy and pasting this into your browser

https://calendar.google.com/calendar/u/2/r/month/2021/8/1?pli=1 



So once again, would EVERYONE please add your name to all of these polls asap so that we can organise teams.  Just click on the link, add your first and last names, read the info and choose yes, no or maybe.  Thank you


Over 65s Cornwall  https://whenavailable.com/event/4BZEWvtqHpJv3iy57 


Over 70s League  https://whenavailable.com/event/x6VT33wid8Vp4YZ37 


Over 50s League  https://whenavailable.com/event/fQdgqSHH5etNJYti6
1 Apr 2021

March / April 2021

Dates for your diary...


We have been invited to take part in a Walking Football festival at Lanivet on

Sunday April 18th.


The WFA south west Walking Football cup is being held this May in Weston Super Mare. Dates are as follows Wednesday

May 5th from 12.30 - over 60sWednesday

May 12th from 12.30 - over 65s

Sunday May 23rd from 12.30 - over 50s


The Welsh Walking Football open tournament has now been confirmed for the following dates.

Over 70s - Friday August 20th

Over 60s- Saturday August 21st

Over 50s- Sunday August 22nd

1 Apr 2021

February 2021

Our very own Wonder Woman, Christine, has been selected by England Walking Football to attend their National England Ladies trials in February. Since joining our club, Christine had gone from strength to strength. She has a fantastic attitude to the game and her team mates and is always willing to learn. Who knew that walking the dog could help you to the England trials?! We are really proud of you! Well done Christine 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟


1 Apr 2021

January 2021

Another year for walking football...eventually.It's been a sad start to the year for many but we're still here,  As far as we know all of our lovely walking football family are fit and well.  Feel free to check in and update us all as to your doings!  We are currently hoping that after this lockdown, maybe April time, it will be light enough to start outdoor sessions again, in the evening. Obviously this is all 'depending' but we do have a plan and we are intending to start back as soon as we feel its safe to do so.The FA have not updated their guidance to us since the start of December but they have issued more guidance on the rules of WF for refs to follow. The Cornwall WF committee are not meeting at present so there are no tournaments planned for 2021 and all of the WFA, IWFF and Welsh WF tournaments have been cancelled and are pending new dates.We will post here when we have news but otherwise we are just living quietly and waiting for everyone to get vaccinated....we were even thinking that given the order people will be vaccinated, walking football should be the first sport to be able to fully resume in the country!Safe safe everyone.
1 Apr 2021

November / December 2020

Well tonight saw the sun setting on our last session of walking football up at Grouter Park for the foreseeable future.With the latest government restrictions we are having to put our walking football plans on hold. It is going to hurt and we will all miss our weekly get together the banter, the laughs, the football and oh yes the banana cake. It was great to go out on such a high tonight- great football played in a lovely spirit. Fantastic goal from Steve P, worth the admission fee on its own! Remember though that today was just the end of our latest chapter. It is not the end of our story. We will be back and we will be stronger because of the bonds we have built up especially over this summer. Wear your medals with pride you’ve earned them with all of your efforts, commitment and support. We are going to be here for you whatever happens in the days, weeks and months to come. As one of my footballing heroes once said, “it’s been emotional!”
8 Sep 2020

September 2020

Walking Football News - September/October 2020


Dates for your diary:

Tues 8th,15th, 22nd, 29th September Training outdoors at Troon AFC Grouter Park 6:15pm-7:45pm

Friday 2nd October - proposed start at Camborne College sports Hall


In order to comply with Government guidelines we will need to extend our social distancing rules.  Training at Camborne College will therefore be likely to have the following restrictions:

We will training in two training classes of one hour each (6-7pm and 7-8pm) 

We will ask you to arrive wearing a face covering or shield and to leave wearing a face covering or shield

We encourage you to wear a face shield during training but this will be your choice

We will ask you to pay £4 for your session

You will have your temperature taken before being allowed to train

You will be asked not to use the changing rooms or toilets

The hall doors will remain open for ventilation

You will be asked to stay away from training for a minimum of two weeks if you or any in your household or workplace have ANY covid symptoms.  We all have a responsibility to keep each other safe.

In line with the sign up sheet you have signed we will ask you to tell us immediately if you have been in contact with anyone with covid symptoms or if you even think you have covid symptoms yourself.  Err on the side of caution.

We will make things as safe as we can for you BUT

As with all aspects of the sport you attend and participate at your own discretion and risk.


Upcoming competitions in January and April: If you wish to participate please make sure that you have told Chris or Sarah and make your own arrangements for transport and accommodation where necessary.  If you need help or advice, just ask.

4 Aug 2020

August 2020

WF News - August 2020
…...Well, what can we say? We were all set. First aid training, AGM, tournaments and league planned for the spring and then BOOM! Covid, lockdown, fear and face masks.  

But we’re back. Slowly at first but getting back to some kind of nervous normal. We’d like to thank you for bearing with us, for being brave enough to come to training again and for still being our lovely, supportive, friendly and fun Troon AFC Walking Football.

So where are we now? Well, we started back with four little groups of just five players for half an hour training; after a few weeks we were able to widen this out to two groups of ten; then again, a few weeks after that, two groups of twelve. We have worn gloves, sanitised anything that didn’t move and squirted hand gel on anything which does. Footballs, cones, goals and bibs are sterile enough to eat your dinner off! And all for free. 

Now, it’s August and we’re ready for the next cautious step, so here are the dates for your diary…
Tuesday 4th August: Training at Troon in two groups, 6pm or 7pm for 45 mins Invitation only. No charge. Check the timetables on Facebook and Troonafcwalkingfootball.com

Tuesday 11th August: Training at Troon 6:15pm til 7:45pm as one group. Invitation only. Check the timetables on Facebook and the website to check you are ‘on the list’. We will be charging £5 for each session from this date onwards with the possible option of contactless payment.

September: As yet, Pool Academy is not taking any hall bookings and neither are most other indoor facilities as group exercise indoors, at the time of writing, is still not allowed. So, as things stand at the moment we have no indoor winter home. Obviously we can keep using Troon outdoor facilities as long as we’d like but, you know...weather!

January 23rd 2021: 60s Wales Open Tournament in Caldicot
January 24th 2021: 50s Wales Open Tournament in Caldicot
April 9th 2021: 70s Wales Open Tournament in Caldicot
(We have booked a place for one of our teams for each of the above competitions so please save the dates in your diaries and register your interest if you think you’d like to go...obviously covid permitting etc)


14 Feb 2020

Walking Football News Feb/March 2020


Well, what an exciting month we’re having and there’s more to come!

Dates for your diary:

During March - Players are invited to submit their names as we need to elect a Troon AFC WF Rep to sit on the FA WF Club Reps committee. Commitment will be three evenings per year, usually at Bodmin FA Headquarters. You’ll just need to go and listen and share good practice (Code for: Tell ’em how it’s done!) Let Sarah know before 12th March if you’re interested.

March 1st - Our intrepid three players who made it through the south west trials for the WF England squad will compete in Birmingham for the final places. We wish them well and KNOW that they will do us proud. Troon Army!

March 5th - No WF training (school has exams) but you can join us at the Copper Coast, Pool, from 6pm for dinner and/or drinks and a relaxing chat together...social time (wives and girlfriends welcome - but don’t bring both!) 

March 12th - No WF training (exams again) but we have booked a classroom opposite the hall. We can meet up, share ideas (mini AGM) and we are hoping to lay on some basic first aid training for everyone there (no previous knowledge needed). Come along to learn something new and have your say/voice your ideas. We will also vote for our FA committee rep.

March 15th - Indoor tournament, by Cornwall FA, at Treviglas Academy, Newquay. (Note that the FA have changed the date AND venue).

March 19th - Training back to normal at Pool Academy.


Advance Notice:
April 2nd/3rd - People’s FA Cup Tournaments

May 7th - last session at Pool Academy for this season.

May 14th - Training will be at Troon AFC Football Club, Grouter Park, Troon Moor, every week for the rest of the season. If you think you will have difficulty getting there, look out for our car share lists and we will try to make sure that everyone can carry on with wonderful WF through the summer. No man left behind!
June/July/August - League season. One Sunday per month. Date and venue tbc

Advanced advance notice - There is a strong probability that WF training will have to change to a different day. We will give you as much notice as possible of the changes and should know our new arrangements by the end of May.


9 Jan 2020

January 2020 News

Troon AFC Walking Football Club January 2020 Newsletter


Hello and welcome to a whole new decade of walking football!

There are lots of things happening this month so hold onto your hats...or football boots as the case may be…

There will be FA walking football training on the evening of Monday 14th January and we will be sending three people to train as official tournament referees. Thank you to everyone who volunteered.  There will be more ref training sessions in the future so if you have delusions of power be ready to put your name down.

England Walking Football trials are taking place at the start of next month for the over 50s and over 60s and we even have some brave people attending both!  Troon AFC WF are proud to have six players from our team trialling for England.There will be further trials for the over 70s in the future. We’ll keep you informed.

Our kit order from Admiral with our sponsors logo on the front have arrived (we’re still waiting for the socks) and they look fantastic.  We will be proud to wear them for national trials, tournaments and leagues. A representative from Old Guys Rule will be coming to one of our training sessions in the near future so that we can thank them personally and present a framed shirt to them as a momento.  There will be national and local press releases at that time.

Chris and Sarah will be attending the FA committee steering again this month and can confirm that the first Cornwall Walking Football League should be starting in the late spring of this year.

Please take the time to read our club Health and Safety advice and Code of Conduct.  We don’t want to be a ‘nanny state’ but it’s important for everyone to know that your safety at sessions is our priority and we all play a role in this.  Especially remember to not take advantage of ‘weaker’ members of the opposing team (we all come here to have fun and kick a ball) and to be considerate of goalkeeper safety, as there have been a couple of injuries caused by members shooting the ball too hard and fast for an indoor session.  Play Nice!

We are thinking about having a club meeting in the near future to discuss our upcoming plans and to give all of our lovely members the opportunity to share their ideas. Get your thinking cap on!

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