EFDN members participate in Walking Football Scottish Cup
On Saturday 23rd June, Walking Football teams of EFDN members Motherwell F.C. Greenock Morton and Big Hearts, the community foundation of Heart of Midlothian FC participated in the Walking Football Scottish Cup. Walking Football is designed to help people keep or kick-start an active lifestyle despite their age, weight and health. The event was divided in a non-competitive Festival and a competitive tournament.
The event, probably the biggest of its kind in the UK, was organised by Walking Football Scotland and got support from partners like the Scottish Football Association and the public authorities.
Walking Football Scotland Chairman Gary McLaughlin said: “We are absolutely delighted with the Event today. We had over 600 people on Glasgow Green, engaged and active through walking football. Everything was so good, the weather was fantastic, the competition although keen was played in an exceptionally sporting temperament and the non-competitive Festival was walking football at its best. The challenge will be trying to better it next year.”
The team of Morton in the Community with their biggest fan.
56 Teams in two competitions
A total of 32 teams took part in the Scottish Cup and an additional 24 teams in the non-competitive Festival. The competitive Scottish Cup (Over 50’s only) replaced the old previous ‘National Festival’. Gretna 2008 won the final on penalty kicks.
In the non-competitive festival, men and women from all age categories took part in organised friendly fixtures. Inverness Caledonian Thistle won the Fair Play Award.
No running allowed!
The 2018 Walking Football Scotland Festival strode onto Glasgow Green on Saturday with BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound team putting in a brave, but maybe too sedate, performance! pic.twitter.com/EL7iKm5rov
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) June 23, 2018