AWF at the Arbroath relay for life 2018

Well done to all the guys from Arbroath Walking football (and to our temp members, Gary and Fiona Mew,  Amanda and Mrs Bell) who took part in this year’s Relay For Life to raise money for cancer research UK.
It was a great experience for all members taking part. Throughout the day we had great weather, it was like a summer’s day. Sadly, the weather took a turn for the worse in the early hours (6 am) and the closing ceremony was brought forward as it was deemed too hazardous to continue, we also had to show some consideration for our host’s pitch, it would have suffered some serious damage if we’d continued.

On the plus side, all the fundraising was done, many, many laps were completed and there was still a great atmosphere.

Thanks to everyone at the club and everyone else who helped out.

Dave Milne, Jon Connor and the dug doing the first hour around the track

Willie Craib, Mike Bell and Dave Milne in front of our stall

Images by Douglas Kerr

Upcoming events

Clear your diaries, folks. We have a couple of nights out coming up.
On Friday 17th August (19.30 for a 20.00 start), Arbroath walking football is holding a quiz night to raise funds for Cancer Research Uk/Arbroath Relay for life. There is no need to explain why this is such a great cause. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated and spreading the word would be a great help.

Our Indoor season trophy presentation night is going to held on Saturday 18th August at the Arbroath Cricket Club. Again, it would be great if we had a good turnout for this.
We will be having two votes on the night, one for the Player’s player and one for the over 60’s player’s player.

The night has been organised by Sye Webster, it’s gonna be a cracker.

East league teaser

Arbroath travelled to Gussie park today to take part in a trial run for a possible league set up in this area.

Despite a couple of teams not showing up, the organisation was spot on, some teams had to play each other twice, but this didn’t cause any issues. 
Due to a previous arrangement, Jim Mcnairn, Ray Parker and Stuart Cargill were farmed out to the Ardler team. Stuart found himself back in the Arbroath team after Darin Bell had to retire due to injury.

The day was a great success and all the teams who took part enjoyed it. Arbroath faired quite well, they won 4 and lost 2.
Many thanks to all involved in the organisation of the event.
And once more, many thanks to Arbroath FC for the kits.

The squad

Group photo


Arbroath walking football club are taking part in the Spanish European Master’s Trophy  II at Cambrils park sport village in Salou, Spain. The dates for the tournament are The 11th – 15th october 2018.

This tournament is being organised by Walking Football Tours. 

Due to other commitments from club members, we are looking for a player to join our squad. The ability to have a laugh and enjoy a beer are as important as your abilty to play football.

If you have the minerals, please contact [email protected]


We came, we saw, we had fun

The lads headed to Glasgow for the walking football Scottish cup on Saturday 23/06/18. As this was their first proper competitive tournament, the lads had no expectations, feet were planted firmly on the ground.

The lads done really well in the early stages by winning their group. One of the highlights was a  4-1 win against the mighty Portland Bill’s Seaside Squad (AKA Montrose). Sadly, Arbroath lost out in the quarter finals to the Gerryhatricks on penalties. It was a frustrating loss as they were cruising at 2-0, but a couple of mistakes let their opponents back in the game. The lads genuinely felt that they could have gone further.

No vote was taken, but the general consensus was that Darin Bell was the MVP. Well done, very well deserved.

It was a very well organised event, no waiting about, no messing about, and most importantly, there were free bananas. Seriously though, it was an extremely well run event and the lads can’t wait to return next year, hopefully with more than one squad.

A big thanks from all at the club to all involved in the organisation and the running of the festival.

Once again, another massive thanks to Arbroath FC for the loan of the kits.

Standing from left back: Ray Parker, Wullie Craib, Dave whitton, Dave Beattie, Dave scott and Darin Bell

Front: Dave Milne, Jim Mcnairn and Alan Harrison