Bobby Moore Fund Walking Football Festival

The Isle of Man Football Association held a Walking Football Tournament at the Bowl on Saturday 8th July 2017 for players over 50 years of age.

Frank Stennett, IOMFA Chief Executive Officer, commented “ This tournament was held in conjunction with a nationwide initiative from the Football Association at Wembley. Many of the 53 County FA’s across the country held similar tournaments, several kicking off at the same time as us in the Isle of Man, at 1-00pm. The numerous tournaments staged were all supporting the Bobby Moore Fund which continues to do such sterling work in tackling bowel cancer. All the proceeds of the game will be sent to the charity.

 

We had a really good game of football on the Bowl and everyone enjoyed playing in fine weather on the 3G surface. After the game the players enjoyed a well-earned cup of tea and sandwiches upstairs in the IOMFA Board room.

 

Walking football allows the more senior players to continue playing football, all be it at a more leisurely pace. The weekly sessions we run at the NSC every Thursday from 12o’clock  to 1-00pm now provide a regular social setting for those that want to improve on their personal fitness levels. As time has progressed, friendships have formed and the standard of football has definitely improved over the last 3 years that we have organised this format of football on the Island. We will certainly look to continue the walking football programme in the months ahead. Anyone interested in finding out more, or indeed wanting to play walking football on a Thursday, should contact Lewis Qualtrough IOMFA Football Development Officer on 615576.”