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Bedworth & District Walking Football FC (est 2016)

Formed in November 2016 by 7 members, our group has developed over the years to now having registered some 70+ participants with an age range from 50 to 75. We do have a small number of ladies in our group and we have increased our sessions from 1 per week to now 4 per week with regular social events and activities. Our most recent event saw us raising monies for Prostate Cancer, others aided Mary Ann Evans, Heartstart, Roy Castle Cancer Foundation, Dementia, Macmillan Nurses, Myton Hospice and TABS.

Community Impact Award Winners in 2017 (Coventry, Solihull & Warks) & BBC Midlands Community Sports Finalists 2017/18, the group is recognised for improving health, both physically and mentally.

We always welcome new members and are ranked in the top 10 out of 1,800 current Walking Football groups in the UK. We have 50s & 60s teams participating in the BCWFWML for those who wish to play competitive ‘non-contact’ slower-paced football and a number of people in our group represent the County FA Regional teams.

We currently run sessions in and around the Coventry area, for further details of venues, days and times please contact us, it’s a fun way to get fitter and develop new friendships, come and join us. For more information call 024 7673 8005 or 07912 150991 or email: russwatkin@aol.com.