Welcome Worthing FC Seniors’
As one of our stated ambitions it to ‘be a Football Club that the community of Worthing can be proud of’, I am very excited to announce a further extension to our range of football at Worthing FC with the addition of ‘Worthing FC Seniors’ to our family. This means we will have 8 squads playing next season extending across the full range of age groups.
The Seniors are a Worthing based walking football club who have been running for several years, growing dramatically to over 60 members. Speaking about becoming part of Worthing Football Club, Seniors’ Chairman Den Stoner said “Walking football is a sport which has given people over the age of 50 the chance to play and engage in a game which they thought had passed them by. Our youngest player is 52 and our eldest is 83. We are very excited about this new venture in our ‘young history’ and look forward to sharing our game with all of our new friends at Worthing Football Club”.
For those not familiar with this version of our sport, I really encourage you to check out the link below and see just what a difference it makes to the lives of many, many people to be able to continue playing the sport that we all love.
The Seniors enter competitive tournaments across the whole country, often competing against some of our 1st Team rivals, and since March this year they have won 4 out of 5 tournaments entered, finishing 3rd (out of 12) in the other. They are now just one game away from the finals of the National Walking Football Tournament.
Committee Members and players, Linda Palombo and Steve Paige added “We hope to raise awareness for health and well-being in the community through walking football. If we’re able to reach even a small percentage of the Worthing Community, then we’ll be proud to know that we’re making a difference. We’re excited that Worthing FC shares the same vision and look forward to working together in the future”.
As the new season gets underway, we will look to host tournaments at the Bibby Financial Services Stadium, and we have aspirations to host international matches at some point this season too. The Seniors will continue to train at the South Downs Leisure Centre in Durrington through the week, maintaining the relationship that has been so instrumental in getting walking football established in the town.
As always, please look out for Den, Linda, Steve and all their members – many of whom are long standing football faces from the area – and extend a very warm Woodside welcome.
If you’d like some more information about how you can get involved, please contact.