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Rochdale AFC Strollers Reach Walking Football National Finals

15 May 2018

Rochdale’s Walking Footballers, the Rochdale AFC Strollers, have reached the National Finals of the Walking Football Cup.

They finished as runners-up in the North West Regional Finals, held at Bolton Wanderers earlier this week.

Dale advanced through their group, beating Accrington Stanley, Bury and Wigan Athletic, and drawing with Blackburn Rovers, Preston North End and Bolton.

That saw them finish second in the group of seven, before beating Oldham Athletic in the semi-final.

They were beaten 1-0 by hosts Bolton in the final but have secured their place at the National Finals on 10th July.

The FA’s national football centre, St George’s Park, will host the finals.

Head Of Community Keith Hicks, who was a member of the squad for the Regional Finals, said: “Thanks to this amazing bunch of lads for allowing me to be part of the team that has progressed to National Finals of the competition.

“A few injuries throughout the competition held in boiling hot conditions meant the squad being depleted for the final but the skill, commitment and teamwork proved to be a major reason for progressing so far.”

For more information, contact Keith Hicks on 01706643836 or 07958593121, or email keith.hicks@rochdaleafc.co.uk.


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