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Greater Manchester Walking Football League

Fast-growing walking football league for over 60s in Greater Manchester. Heywood Sports Village, West Starkey Street, Heywood, United Kingdom, OL10 4TW
Call us anytime 07443 900290
Year Founded:2016 League Type:County Number of Divisions:3 Number of Fixture Rounds:4 Games Per Fixture Round:4 Number of Teams:14 Players Per Squad:10 Game Format:6 v 6 Pitch Type:Outdoor (3G) Age Limit:60+ Half Length:No H/T Game Length:15 mins

Over 60s walking football league in Heywood

Enter your team into the autumn season of the Greater Manchester Walking Football League, taking place on the first Friday of every month at Heywood Sports Village, until 1st December 2017.

The GMWFL was founded in 2016 by Bill Murney, with the help of Rochdale’s Link4Life organisation and Lancashire FA. The league is aimed at those 60 years old and over to help reduce the risk of serious injuries for players.

Currently in its Autumn 2018 season, the league format consists of four separate fixture rounds, during which each six-a-side team plays four, 15 minute long games.

Teams may register a total of 10 players per squad and can enter the league for a total single payment of £130, or pay £35 per fixture round. The GMWFL accepts entries from new teams right up until one week before a session.

Games are played in a competitive spirit and overseen by impartial referees. Players are allowed unlimited touches of the ball, but must keep play below head height.

League sponsors Link4Life
County FA Lancashire FA
Current season Autumn 2017
Season start date 01/09/17
Season end date 01/12/17
Entry deadline Friday prior to fixture round
Match locations Heywood Sports Village (See map)
Match days Friday
Kick-off times 11:00-13:00
Entry fee £130 up front or
Fee per fixture round £35 per team
Rules used GMWFL Rules

Contact GMWFL

The Greater Manchester WFL takes place every spring and autumn. While the latest 2017 season is in full swing, we still encourage you to get in touch about opportunities in the coming months or for more details on member clubs. To do this, please contact Bill Murney using the details below.

Name Bill Murney
Title Administrator
Email [email protected]
Number 07443 900290
FA page (GMWFL)

Teams -Autumn Season 2017

Division One
Rochdale AFC Strollers
Chadderton FC WF
The Nash Amblers
Vintage Celtic
Rochdale Striders
Division Two
AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders
Fleetwood Town Flyers
Bolton Wanderers A
Roach Dynamos
Maccabi Old Codgers
Division Three
Bury Relics
Wakefield Wonderers
The Nash Bees
Bolton Wanderers B
Competitive Non-Contact Men Only Impartial Referees Rolling Substitutions Size 5 Ball Unlimited Touches Below Head Height Kick-Ins

Heywood Sports Village, West Starkey Street, Heywood, United Kingdom, OL10 4TW

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