Arbroath FC Hospitality

Ten young gentlemen from Arbroath walking football club were at Gayfield on Saturday (22-02-20) For the match against Ayr United. AWF had booked a hospitality package in the 36-0 lounge.

Everyone had a great day and we would like thank everyone at Arbroath FC for their hospitality (see what we did there?), we were made to feel like royalty from the moment we arrived, right up until we left. Food was great, banter was great and the company was great. It’s just a pity that the game was called off at half time. But, to be fair, it was the correct decision.

We must stress that the hospitality isn’t just for a blokes day out, it’s for everyone. We highly recommend the hospitality at Arbroath. 10/10

 

AWF in the 36

East Fife Invitational

On Sunday 16/2/20, two AWF teams travelled to a sunny but bitterly cold & windswept Methil Stadium in Fife to play a series of friendly matches with East Fife Walking Football Club.

The series of friendly matches saw the first competitive appearance of Gordon ‘Gogs’ Smith, a product of the club’s youth policy.

Team ‘Hatchet’ men adopted the policy of playing against the wind in all four of their matches and were quickly into their stride beating Atletico Arthritico 3-0 (Hatchet 1 Milney 2).

Their next match was against their colleagues the Burnie Boys in which they ran out comfortable 6-0 winners with Gogsy scoring his first competitive goals (Milney 3, Gogsy 3).
Match 3 saw the Hatchet men play Borussia Bypass (arguably East Fife’s strongest team).
Gogsy took centre stage scoring all 3 goals in a fine 3-0 victory.

The Hatchet men’s final match was against Stent Johnstone. four goals from Milney and

two fae Grouch plus a cracking goal from East Fife (to deny The Cat a tournament clean sheet) sealed a fine team performance and a 6-1 win over the Stent, an unbeaten series of matches and the accolade of winning the first series of friendly matches between the 2 clubs.

Afterwards the teams were treated to hospitality in the East Fife hospitality bar & our thanks go out to our East Fife counterparts for making us so welcome.
Mike Burnett (club captain) on behalf of AWF proposed a vote of thanks to our opponents.

Match report submitted by D. Milne

Bailey Menmuir

On the same night that Arbroath FC hosted the Bailey Menmuir charity football match, Arbroath walking football asked if their players would like to donate.

A total of £115 was raised on the night. All the money raised will be donated to The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) The CALMzone is leading a movement against suicide, the biggest single killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.

Thanks to Dave Milne (AWF match secretary) who suggested that we raise money for this great cause.

 

 

Dave Milne presenting the cheque to Jamie Worrall from FC 1302 in the Portcullis bar Arbroath.

Picture by Wallace Ferrier

Aw the best

AWF would like to wish everyone a very happy new year.
In particular, we’d like to wish all other walking football clubs the very best for the year ahead.
last year was a great year for walking football all over the country, new clubs and associations were popping up all over the place. There were lots of tournaments and competitions both home and abroad. Arbroath Walking Football have now competed in Both Spain and Italy.
In our own area, after a lot a hard work by various volunteers, we now have the excellent East league up and running.
We also attended the second Walking Football Scotland AGM. Looking ahead, We have everything in place for walking football in Scotland to continue growing.

If you are 50 or over and fancy giving walking football a go, there is no time like the present. Get in touch with us via the website, Twitter or FaceBook. If you’re local, we can help get you up and walking (see what I did there?). If you’re not local, we can give you contact information for a club near to you.

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