Troon AFC Walking Football
Welcome to Troon AFC Walking Football
NB TROON AFC WALKING FOOTBALL ARE CURRENTLY IN RECESS...WELL BE BACK SOON
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. Check in here, for the most up to date information or look at our Home Page to find out more.
January 2021 -Update
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.
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...
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?