AWF Join Arbroath Player Pathway

Arbroath Walking Football Club join the Arbroath Player Pathway!
Arbroath Walking Football Club plays a key role in providing football to players 50 years old and over. Walking Football is a slowed-down version of the beautiful game, which provides players with a fun and relaxed way to enjoy football. More information on Arbroath Walking Football Club can be found on their website: https://arbroath-walking.football/ or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/arbroathwalkingfitba
The Arbroath Player Pathway is a collaborative partnership between clubs and the Arbroath FC Community Trust designed to help football in Arbroath become more sustainable and to provide opportunities for all players who wish to play the game. Having Arbroath Walking Football Club onboard means that the Arbroath Player Pathway provides football for male and female players in their 50’s, 60’s and 70’s who wish to continue playing the game.
Trust Football Development Officer, Kevin Middleton said, “Arbroath Walking Football has been training at Seaton Park for a few months now and I’ve been impressed with the sessions. Training has been available for all players over 50 and each session has been really enjoyable. The love for football from members has been evident as well. The Trust looks forward to working with Arbroath Walking Football Club to grow this level of the Pathway”.
Jim McNairn, Arbroath Walking Football Club, said, “We are delighted to be joining the Arbroath Player Pathway to continue to provide for our current members and to attract new ones. Walking Football promotes cardiovascular fitness, and the positive social and health impact has been proven in many studies.
With the Arbroath FC Community Trusts’ help, we have managed to provide two sessions a week, which are always a laugh, that caters to those players who want to play in a relaxed or competitive manner. We look forward to working with the Trust and other clubs to shape the future of football in Arbroath.”
Arbroath FC Community Trust Chair, Shelley Hague said, “Walking football provides opportunities for all players over 50, regardless of ability. The Trust has a priority around inclusion and this development is a big part of that.”
SFA’s East Region Manager, Kevin Lee said, “Scottish FA have just released our 2021-2025 Strategic Plan ‘Power of Football’ where our vision is to harness the power of football to inspire the nation to transform lives and build a united and successful game. To deliver this vision we need the whole football family to work together to deliver ‘football for all’ and ‘football for life’ within their own communities. A strong and seamless player pathway from children, youth, and into the adult game is vital for attracting a new generation of players into our game and promoting player retention and lifelong participation.
The collaborative work that Arbroath FC Community Trust and Arbroath Walking Football Club are doing to unite football for the good of their community and our national game is just fantastic. These are exciting times for football in Scotland and in Arbroath, we look forward to continuing our partnership with Arbroath FCCT to grow our game.”
For more information contact ArbroathFCCT@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @ArbroathFCTrust
Arbroath FC Community Trust is a Scottish-based charity No. SC050531

Kevin Middleton AFCCT. Shelley Hague AFCCT. Mike Burnett AWF. Mike Caird AFC Chairman

Wednesday night session

Would all members please note that we are returning to the Condor this Wednesday 21st July from 7 to 8 pm.

Could you please head to the search bay as we will be continuing with the temperature checks etc before passing security.

Please arrive no later than 6.50 pm.

If you feel unwell IN ANY WAY do not attend any WF events.

If you have tested positive, follow the guidance given and do not attend WF until your isolation is over AND YOU FEEL 100% BETTER

If you are awaiting a test or a test result, do not attend WF events

If you have been told officially to self-isolate, do not attend WF events

If anyone in your close contact circle (work or home) is awaiting a test or have COVID symptoms, DO NOT ATTEND ANY WF EVENTS

 

 

 

The club Covid guidelines

As we move ever closer to fewer COVID restrictions, it’s vital to keep important information at the forefront of everything we do.

This guidance will apply until further notice to prevent confusion of English and Scottish COVID restrictions.

  • If you feel unwell IN ANY WAY do not attend any WF events.
  • If you have tested positive, follow the guidance given and do not attend WF until your isolation is over AND YOU FEEL 100% BETTER.
  • If you are awaiting a test or a test result, do not attend WF events.
  • If you have been told officially to self-isolate, do not attend WF events.
  • If anyone in your close contact circle (work or home) is awaiting a test or has COVID symptoms, DO NOT ATTEND ANY WF EVENTS.
  • If you are unsure of any of these points please contact any of the club’s covid officers for guidance.

Please keep your fellow club members safe by following this guidance

Walking football taster sessions

The first Tuesday night walking football taster session at Seaton park went well. With players now allowed to have a kick about, that’s exactly what they did.
The session also saw the return of two former Arbroath walking football players. Dennis (Dinker) Mostyn was making his return after being forced to give up due to health issues. One quadruple bypass surgery later, and he’s back, Dinker still has a nice touch and hasn’t forgotten where the goal is.
Davie Spalding was returning after a long injury layoff. Just like Dinker, Davie still has all the touches and also found the back of the net. Both players enjoyed the session and were happy to be back playing.

The Tuesday night walking football sessions are aimed at anyone (male or female) over 50 who fancy having a kick about, a bit of exercise, and having fun. We are not so strict about the age, particularly if you’re recovering from an injury etc.
These sessions are run and organised by Arbroath FC Community Trust. The sessions are held at Seaton park from 6-7 on a Tuesday night. If you are interested and have any questions –
contact: jim@arbroath-walking.football or kevin.middleton@arbroathfcct.co.uk

  Pre match warm up for dinker

Davie Spalding warming up.

AFCCT Training

Seaton Park was basked in sunshine tonight as AWF had their second training session with Arbroath Football Club Community Trust.