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“Fantastic spirit” in walking football tournament at Springfield

Monday 15 October 2018

The regular participants at Jersey Sport’s walking football sessions tested themselves against UK opposition over the weekend in a mini tournament at Springfield.

Whitecliff Corinthians, mainly made up of players from the south of England, visited the island to take on two Jersey sides in a round-robin format, with the matches refereed by a Guernseyman.

Jersey “B” won the final 3-2. “We had a fantastic day on Saturday, lovely weather and some really entertaining football,” said Jersey Sport Community Programmes Officer Dan Garton.

“The matches were played in fantastic spirit throughout on a hot day in the cage. There was a social afterwards where players were able to trade stories and enjoy each other’s company.”

Jersey Sport runs fun “turn up and play” walking football sessions at Springfield on Monday evenings (6-7pm) and Thursday mornings (9.30-10.30am) as part of the Appleby Active Adults programme, which encourages over-18s to get active, socialise and make new friends.

Planning has already begun for a tournament in the island in May 2019, where more teams will be invited to come over including Guernsey and a newly formed Alderney side.

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