Walking Football No Walk in the Park

Once again, PCH staff were invited to compete against residents, led by Tony Dawes, for a friendly (yet ever so slightly competitive) game of walking football.

Last year it was PCH staff who were crowned victorious and both teams set out determined to come out on top this time around.

Even though walking football might be played at a slightly slower pace than normal, it certainly does not lose any of its intensity; and it did not take long for the PCH team, led by CEO John Clark, to realise that!

It was a tense affair to begin with, as both teams looked to get a feel for each other and some fine goalkeeping made sure that there was little goal-mouth action.

Eventually though both teams found their groove and the goals started flying!

For long periods of the game it was difficult to call who would come out on top, however with just seconds left on the score board, striker Jay Vickers finally saw a fierce shot slip through the arms of the superb opposition goalkeeper, and nestle into the top corner, to hand PCH their second consecutive win.

Leigh Ferguson, Communities worker said: “PCH have supported the walking footballers since it started a few years ago and it has been brilliant to see how it has evolved and now runs completely independently.  It’s a great way for people who still enjoy a kick around but at a slower pace to get involved in sport.”

Tony and other residents get together every Friday at GOALS soccer centre in Plymouth and would love to see new faces getting involved, just turn up and play on Fridays between 10:30am and 12pm!