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Walking Footballers Do Dale Proud

17 May 2016

Rochdale AFC’s Walking Footballers represented the club at the Football League Trust’s regional finals at the weekend, doing the club proud.

Dale finished third in their group, with Blackpool going on to win the competition and a place at the Walking Football national finals at St George’s Park in June.

Despite missing out on the trip to the national finals, Rochdale qualified for the Plate Trophy competition on the day, where they beat Carlisle United on penalties in the semi-final before going on to beat Bolton Wanderers 4-0 in the final.

Walking football, which is a slow paced version of the game, is aimed at the over 50s and provides a great opportunity to stay active and fit. 

Made possible thanks to funding from Sport England, Dale’s Community Trust team deliver sessions twice a week through their Participation in Sport and Health programme.

Sessions take place at Wardle Academy on Monday evenings from 6pm to 7pm and at Rochdale Leisure Centre from 9am to 11am on a Thursday.

Contact the Community's Keith Hicks if you’d like to get involved in the game – 07958593121. 

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