Over 50's FOOTBALL
Providing Walking & Senior Football For The Over 50's
Football for the over 50's in Fleetwood and the Wyre Borough has been going for around three years. Our Club aims to promote health and wellbeing for those over 50 and to encourage participation in physical activity through walking and senior football. We offer fun friendly football and we also have teams that compete in competitive local and national walking football events and tournaments.
Participation and membership numbers continue to grow and in March 2016 Fleetwood Town Flyers FC was formally constituted as a Club with its own Management Committee. Our home ground is at the newly completed Poolfoot Farm Sports & Leisure Village in Thornton, Lancashire where we now hold three over 50's football sessions per week and we enjoy excellent support from the complex itself, the Fleetwood Town FC Community Trust and Fleetwood Town FC. A grant from the Big Lottery Fund has enabled us to develop our sessions in partnership with the coaching staff from the Community Trust. We were also delighted to receive some tremendous support from Miller Roskell Accountants who we welcomed as our new kit sponsor last year.
We have a hard working Management Committee, with fantastic support from our partners and most of all we have a great bunch of enthusiastic members who are thoroughly enjoying their football with the Flyers! Come and join us at one of our sessions and give Senior or Walking Football a try....you won't regret it!
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Over 50's Football Sessions
We currently hold 3 'fun' football sessions per week at Poolfoot Farm played on 4G artificial grass which are open to men and women over 50 years old with a warm friendly atmosphere awaiting all new players.
If you wish to get involved your first session is FREE ! and then just £3.00 per session.
Please contact us before attending a session.
MONDAY - 7pm to 8pm
This session is held in the confines of a 4G 5 A-side cage and so can be more technical and due to the fact the ball is always in play it is more physically demanding and so is better suited to slightly fitter, higher ability players
WEDNESDAY - 12.30pm to 2pm
This session is held on open 4G pitches with sidelines and is our main 'football for all' session. It is suitable for players of all abilities and fitness levels making it ideal for all first time players through to experienced players.
FRIDAY - 5pm to 6pm
This senior football session is held on an open, 4G pitch but as the matches are not refereed they tend to be played at a much quicker pace (running, not walking) and so is mainly suited to the fitter, more mobile, higher ability players.
Poolfoot Farm Sports & Leisure Village
Butts Road, Thornton, FY5 4HX
Please click HERE to contact us and for directions.
Competitive Football & Social
As well as hosting the Lancashire League Summer Series Fleetwood Town Flyers are also heavily involved in other competitive walking football boasting both an over 50's and an over 60's squad. Both teams regularly take part in major national and regional tournaments and also play competitive friendly matches.
This competitive form of the sport is generally played to the FA Laws of the game with matches lasting between 15 and 30 minutes. The standard of play is higher and more intense than our regular sessions and so requires a certain degree of ability, tactical awareness and fitness making it ideal for people who have experience of playing regular football and would like to get back to playing the sport they love but at a slower pace.
With our football sessions being held at our base at Poolfoot Farm all players have access to the excellent facilities and a warm, friendly atmosphere awaits new players.
Our football sessions are also ideal for people wanting to increase their social circles by mixing with people of a similar age with a common interest which is ideal for making new friends with other players who often enjoy a post session coffee or drink in the luxury on-site Crossbar & Grill cafe/restaurant. All members are also welcome to attend our regular, usually 6 weekly nights out. We also welcome and encourage people to attend who may not wish to play but who may be interested in becoming involved in other ways such as in an administrative role or as referees etc. If this is the case please feel free to contact us
Features & Articles
LANCASHIRE LEAGUE WALKING FOOTBALL SUMMER SERIES 2016
The first running of the Lancashire League Summer Series hosted by the Fleetwood Flyers at Poolfoot Farm Sports & Leisure Village and running over 6 months proved a great success
with Blackpool WFC coming out champions and Blackburn Rovers WFC securing the runners-up spot.
Read the full story HERE
BENEFITS OF FOOTBALL FOR OVER 50s
Walking & Senior football are enjoyable forms of exercise for the over 50's and are proven to provide many physical and mental health benefits for participants whilst helping to reduce social isolation.
Read the full story HERE
IT'S ABOUT SO MUCH MORE THAN JUST THE FOOTBALL
Whilst the focus of our Club and walking football in general may appear to be trained on providing football for the over 50's with a view to improving fitness and wellbeing through football, our club and the sport in general also serves another, perhaps less obvious but equally important purpose to many over 50's.
Find out more about how you can get involved HERE