Fleet of Foot Walking Football Club
of Foot is a fast growing club in a fast growing sport attracting both men and
women. Present membership is in excess of 70.
The club is based at the new Hart Leisure Centre in Hitches Lane where they have the use of modern 3G pitches.
Three sessions are run per week; every Tuesday and Thursday, 2pm – 3pm, open to all, and Thursday 7pm – 8pm for Ladies. Once a month, the evening session is Mixed. The ladies section would welcome more members.
Sessions cost £3 payable only on the times you attend. Club membership is currently set at a one-time £10 for which you receive a club shirt and entitlement to play in friendly matches, tournaments and charity events of which we have a growing number.
the men play at 60+ and 65+ level.
We aim to be an informal and friendly group providing both physical and social well being in the community.
For further information contact Robin by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or text 07799 664454.
|From Ken Gaunt, Fleet of Foot
Fleet of Foot women have gone into 2020 with a surge of optimism and enjoyed their first outing of the year against Walton at Hart Leisure Centre.
Ladies Fleet of Foot Tournament
Fleet of Foot women were delighted with the success of their first mini- tournament at Hart Leisure Centre in Fleet, operated by Everyone Active and organised by Sue Scarlett.
Sue said: “It was great to
see teams from Portsmouth, Fulham and Walton in a sport that is
becoming popular across the country.”
The tournament was held to raise money for ‘Dig Deep Charity’. A charity that are committed to monitoring the projects they have funded, to aid the poor communities of Kenya, by providing access to clean running water.
Money raised went towards Jess Hayward, daughter of one of Fleet’s members, to climb Kilimanjaro in September in support of Dig Deep.
Two Fleet of Foot Teams consisted of all their 12 members. This was a first tournament for some of their members with all participants joining in five, small sided games of five-a-side.
Sue said: “It proved to be quite a fun and enjoyable experience, especially for the first timers! The games were played in good spirit.”
Many members of
the men’s team and some husbands helped and supported in
They contributed by refereeing, time keeping, taking photos, spectating and by providing equipment and donations.
After the tournament a buffet was held for all the visitors, spectators and helpers which was sponsored by local company Dynamag Ltd and organised and supplied by Elaine, one of the team members.
Fleet of Foot women is
well supported by Everyone active at Hart and is open to all ages on
their new 3G outdoor pitch on Thursdays 7-8pm
Fleet Of Foot walking football club members showed a kind Hart when they staged their club championship.
Sponsored by the Exchequer pub, Crookham Village, and with Hart Leisure Centre providing free pitches, £330 was raised for children’s charity, Piggles Trust.
Club founder Robin Howard said: “This was the biggest and best tournament we have run so far.
“So a big thanks to Everyone Active , the Exchequer for prizes and all who played and donated including members of Fleet U3A.”
Long-standing club member Jim Hill organised the event and it proved to be a popular attraction for men and women.
With about 40 players participating, the players were split into five teams, playing seven-side under Walking Football Association rules.
The Purples came out on top after four matches and Dave Porter had the honour of being named player of the tournament.
Meanwhile FOF over 60s advanced to the second round of the WFA National Cup after beating Oxford 1-0 at home. Rob Rowley scored a late winner after being set up by Mark Pirie.
Giorgio Columbi got
in touch with me via Robin of Fleet of Foot. He invited 8 of our
women, from fleet of foot, to participate in some friendly games
against Portsmouth Womens Walking Football, at their training ground
in Portsmouth, Roko/Play Football Community Centre, followed by a
Buffet lunch for all in the study area of Portsmouth fratton park.
This was then followed by promotion photos on pitch side of Fratton
Park and complimentary tickets for all the players to watch
Portsmouth play Doncaster.
Giorgio has a
passion for walking football. He plays in the Portsmouth Mens
walking football and there are many trophies in their cabinet to
show what a great team they are. He is very keen to promote the
womans walking football and he feels that he is beginning to now
build up a picture of Women teams who would be happy to come down
for a tournament.