Curzon Fair Play League

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With our numbers down  a little at the Nash today 14/9  Coach Mark Bradshaw took the opportunity to introduce our forthcoming ‘Fair Play’  assistants from the Curzon Academy to the world of walking football.  Report to follow but here’s photograph of the assembled trans-general players…

Fixtures have been arranged so the league now runs over SEVEN months, not six.  Virtually a full football season. SEPTEMBER TO APRIL with  a break in December . This has facilitated a format where teams play each other four times across the season  in twenty minute games. In rotation teams will play four games one month and three games in another month.

Compilation of fixtures is well underway now , it’s appreciated teams want to know who they are playing well in advance. We are covering the league on this web page for now but efforts are being made to find either a dedicated website .

Be assured, apart from some subjective team news and reporting all postings here will be even handed and fair – that’s what this league, and everything around it is all about.

Referees will be Alan Graham (Referee co-ordinator) Garry Pearce and Mark Bradshaw will have a discretionary fair play point in their gift to award to either,  both or neither team after any given game.

Please scroll down the page and download Manchester F.A. Rules,  our code of conduct and bullet points for the way the league works, fair play point detail  and the three touch element.

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Manchester County F.A. rules for walking football <please read>

Open email to Manchester County F.A. Media dept.

Hello,  I am the secretary treasurer of Denton Walking Football Group (Tameside Striders) and co-ordinate the walking football programme at Curzon Ashton. Following an initial response from Steve Edwards, and at his request I’m mailing you the details of our new venture at Curzon Ashton F.C. A walking football ‘FAIR PLAY LEAGUE’.
Greater Manchester is already served with one of the most popular walking football leagues in the country but we are looking for something different. Not for the ultra-competitive, but more for players who play for fun but will relish playing different people in a friendly atmosphere, well refereed under M/cr County F.A. rules for walking football and with  a points system that does not put all the emphasis on winning matches.
We are looking for at least two or three more teams to join the four or five already lined up to start on the last Wednesday of each month (September to March with  a break in December) at Curzon
10-00am to 12-30pm approx.
We need squads of nine maximum for these six-a-side games. Final format to be decided when we know the numbers of teams entered.
Fair play points will be allocated at the start and will be of  equal value to match won points. We are not shackled to the football concept of three points for win etc., although that aspect will still be applied.
Goalkeepers can be aged 45 + but must remain in goal at all times. In another break with the ‘normal’  AVERAGE age of teams must not exceed 62 but can include ONE player over the age of 55. £5 per player per month.  Photo I.D. will be required.
The facilities at Curzon Ashton are first class and there is a snack bar on site.
We are really hoping this venture will take off and give the session player something different to look forward to, without having to mix with the minority of ultra competitive win-at-all-cost players who have caused problems within competitive walking football nationally.
Anything you can do to publicise this event across your area and/or bordering associations would be appreciated. Following the ‘Stepping Out’ initiative for walking football we hope to get more assistance of this nature from yourselves.
Full details and a code of conduct plus bullet points for the introduction of the league can be found here.
(link to this page)
Mark Bradshaw at the club is fully behind this project and wants to involve their academy students with the administration and supervision of the games alongside our accredited F.A. Waking Football Referees.
Thanks for any assistance you can offer.
Regards
Alan Richards
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Eight men with a shared vision…join us.

Gordon Nixon, Alan Graham, Garry Pearce, Stewart White Alan Richards, David Partington

Mark Bradshaw (Curzon Ashton F.C.) and John Smith

Provisional list of founder member teams: The Nash Amblers  The Nash Bees  Tameside Striders

Denton Wednesday and Vintage Celtic (tbc) a minimum of 2 more needed a maximum of 4.

  • *BREAKING NEWS * Goalkeepers age lowered to 45 but they must REMAIN in goal at all times and their age will not count towards the average of the rest of the squad (needs must). The three touch element is desirable as it produces a MORE INCLUSIVE passing game. Although it’s not set in stone and would be kept under review. Subject to confirmation scoring draws will attract two points – no score draws one point. All these finer points will be subject to discussion  by competing clubs before we commence,  but the final say will rest with the organisers.

Code of Conduct CWWFFPL

Bullet points below for a general idea of what this league is about and how it will operate. May be subject to fine tuning. This cannot happen without the support and participation of other clubs and walking football groups.

CWWFPL

Email: mark@curzon-ashton.co.uk   or  alartic@googlemail.com  Ring: 07387 174934

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