EURO2020 Walking Football League
Last week NL Leisure’s Over-50s Walking Football team competed in the EURO 2020 Over-50s Walking Football League at the Sir Alex Ferguson Park in Braehead.
Comprised of 12 teams from across Scotland, the league commenced in January 2020 at Toryglen Regional Football Centre with 120 over-50s competing for the top spot however due to Covid-19 the league was postponed and didn’t recommence until June 2021 when restrictions on outdoor adult contact sport were relaxed.
Each team in the league adopted the name of one of the original 12 host cities for the Euro 2020 championship with NL Leisure becoming team Copenhagen.
At the final of the tournament in Sir Alex Ferguson Park, represented by local walking football team Glasgow sport, the City of Glasgow team claimed the title with our team Copenhagen coming third.
Former Scotland national team manager Craig Brown CBE who presented the winners with the trophy along with Rose Reilly MBE and Councillor David McDonaldsaid: “I always love attending walking football events, it’s amazing to see how making the game more accessible for older players can keep them engaged and involved with sport.
“We all know the benefits of keeping fit and healthy, and this only gets more important as we get older, so it’s very encouraging to see opportunities like this for over-50s to keep exercising their bodies and minds.”
Our Walking Football Programme has been a huge success in North Lanarkshire and the local community. We are delighted to see so many people attend on a weekly basis and have recently started a new woman’s walking football session as we look to expand. Our walking football team also compete across Scotland in various tournament and leagues however most of all, both the physical and social aspect of the game is the greatest reward”
More information about North Lanarkshire's Walking Football can be found below.
Dates, times, and locations:
Monday - Townhead Community Centre 6pm - 7pm - Outdoor 2g Pitch to the near of the building (Women’s Only Walking Football Session)
Monday - Townhead Community Centre 7pm - 8pm - Outdoor 2g Pitch to the near of the building
Tuesday - Broadwood 12pm – 1pm – Outdoor 3G 11 a side pitch
Thursday - Airdrie Leisure Centre 12pm – 1pm – Outdoor 3G Airdrie Leisure Centre Pitch 1
£7.99 per month for one session per week.
£14.99 per month for multiple sessions per week.
£9.99 per month for one session per week.
£17.99 per month for multiple sessions per week.
Get in touch:
For more information and to get your name down, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07739654651.
Click here for information about North Lanarkshire's Walking Football.