Wigan Walkers were proud to be invited by the Latics Community Trust to participate in The Festival of Ageing event at The DW Stadium on Thursday 5th July. On a sweltering day our members provided everyone who went along with entertainment of the beautiful game played by the Over 50’s fraternity. It was a superb 

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Wigan Whites won all 4 games 1-0 in the St Helens Festival bringing yet another trophy back to The Soccerdome. We were victorious against two St Helens teams and the other one was from Warrington. The matches were only 12 minutes so if you went a goal up it was hard for the opponents to 

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Wigan Walkers FC produced an excellent performance to beat long time unbeaten Tranmere Rovers in the 2nd round of the WFA over 50’s national tournament. They got their tactics spot on from the start and all players deserve credit for sticking to the plan. We went close a couple of times before Gary Wilkins seized 

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Our Over 60’s traveled over to the site of Bolton Wanderers old ground Burnden Park to play a North West derby against “Third Space Bolton” in The Walking Football Association’s National tournament Round 1 Over Sixties category. 20 minutes each way on an overcast morning began with Tony Turner coming close very early on hitting the base 

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According to the squad the match was like playing Wimbledon, 1980s style long ball overhead height, not Walking Football but normal football rules applied. However quality told in the end, they got the ball down and played some good football. A good win in very hot difficult conditions, with a 4pm kick off and the match was an 

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Although we have no photographic evidence of our first ever “Festival of Football” the emphasis was  on enjoyment, not competing. As such, we didn’t record any scores, the refereeing was done “in-house” and the vast majority accepted all decisions gracefully. A big THANKYOU to the walking clubs, Crosby, FC.United of Manchester, Liverpool and two teams from Preston North 

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Another fantastic day at the Liverpool Red Neighbours Community Programme held at the Anfield Sports and Community Centre. The weather was great, football was excellent and we got to play against three legends (Robbie Fowler, Gary McAllister & Alan Kennedy). No detailed match report’s to speak of because they don’t record the scores (but we won 

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Next port of call for the Euro happy band was Malaga to meet up with a former players John Wright and Billy Rotherham. The weather changed to a more British climate to greet the squad and in a tournament which can only improve organisational wise, we started off well v the hosts with Wilkins putting 

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The WWFC Over 60’s tournament was eventually won by Birmingham 2-0 against Huddersfield with Crosby winning “the plate” final 1-0 against Preston North End. Both Wigan teams lost in the semis after winning their groups in convincing style. Group Winners & Runners Up Semi-Finals : Wigan Whites 0 Birmingham 1 / Wigan Yellows 0 Huddersfield 2 

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