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WALKING FOOTBALL: Spalding enjoy first taste of 'sixes'

By Keith Drayton

Spalding and District Walking Football took part in their first six-a-side tournament at the Wisbech Town Football Club Invitational Tournament.

It featured eight teams from across Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. They played each other in a league, with the top four going into the semi-finals and final.

Spalding and District, coached by Give It Some Fizz, were the only team to be represented by a mixture of men and women.

Spalding walking football (10443521)
Spalding walking football (10443521)

They beat Wisbech B, drew 0-0 with Stamford, Sleaford and Long Bennington and were unlucky not to draw against Boston United, falling to a spectacular late goal with the final touch of the game.

Spalding and District played valiantly against Norwich City and Wisbech Spitfires, losing 4-0 and 2-0 respectively.

Coach Holly Barrett from Give It Some Fizz said: “The team performed well against experienced opponents. We were unlucky with a few results which meant that we missed out on the semi-finals.

Spalding walking football (10443523)
Spalding walking football (10443523)

“However, finishing sixth and securing a win and three draws was a great effort in our first tournament.”

Spalding and District Walking Football attracts a diverse group of men and women, ranging from 30 to 85. All abilities and experiences are welcome to join the friendly training sessions on Mondays at 5.45pm at Surfleet Glen Park and Thursdays at 9.30am at Monks House Lane Park, Spalding. For further details please contact Holly at Give It Some Fizz.

Spalding walking football (10443525)
Spalding walking football (10443525)


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