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.
Manchester County F.A. rules for walking football <please read>
Open email to Manchester County F.A. Media dept.
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.
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.
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