Hi I’m Pete Cossie aged 57. If you’re like me and you used to play Saturday and Sunday league football many years ago and thought your playing days were long gone. Think again.
I help run Telford Stags Walking Football Club. We play on a Monday mornings 9.45 to 11am at the Bucks Head, Telford United football ground in Wellington.
We are a bunch of men and a few women over fifty who enjoy kicking a football. It’s the same rules as normal football but no running.(rules do vary from club to club) Easy you might think…Come along and try it and see.
You don’t have to be super fit. I was an eighteen stone overweight Director who had just had a stroke a year before. I have now given up smoking, drinking, and eat relatively healthily and have now lost over 2 and a half stone from regular exercise and healthier living and it all started with the football.
We have a great camaraderie in the group. None of us knew each before we started a year ago. I now have many great friends just from the football.
If you think you’re up for a laugh and want to get fitter then give me a call or just turn up on Mondays. There is a small charge of a few quid for the pitch hire.
My self and Roy Vincent are now level 1 FA coaches to help you get into it. For those of you that are very competitive, we might arrange a few friendly’s and enter a few competitions as there are now hundreds of walking football groups all over the country.