Over 50's FOOTBALL
Providing Walking Football & Senior Football For The Over 50's
Football for the over 50's in Fleetwood and the Wyre Borough has been going for a number of years. Our Club aims to promote health and wellbeing for those over 50 and to encourage participation in physical activity through walking football and seniors football (Faster game).
We offer fun, friendly football and we also have teams that compete in competitive local and national walking football events, leagues and tournaments with our over 50's squad being the 2017 Lancashire League Series Champions who also secured the title of 2018 FA Peoples Cup National Champions at St Georges Park, FA headquarters in April 2018.
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, top quality Poolfoot Farm Sports & Leisure Village in Thornton, Lancashire where we now hold a number of over 50's football sessions throughout 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 enabled us to develop our sessions in partnership with the coaching staff from the Community Trust. We also receive some tremendous support from Miller Roskell Accountants based in Thornton-Cleveleys who are our official kit sponsor.
We have a hard working Management Committee overseeing the running of the Club, 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 Seniors Football or Walking Football a try....you won't regret it!
1/11/1962 – 18/7/2018
A Tribute to Our Good Friend Can be found HERE
Play Football With The Flyers
Over 50's Football Sessions
We currently hold a number of football sessions per week at Poolfoot Farm played on 4G artificial grass which are open to men over 50 years old with a warm friendly atmosphere awaiting all new players.
If you wish to get involved it is just £4.00 per session.
Please contact us before attending a session to discuss which sessions would be best for you. Please Note, places at all our sessions are now only available through our online booking system for the foreseeable future.
WEDNESDAY - 12 Noon to 1.30pm
This walking football 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.This is the best session to attend if you are a new starter.
FRIDAY - 5pm to 6pm
This senior football session is held on an open, 4G pitch with games being played at a much quicker pace (running, not walking) It is therefore mainly suited to the fitter, more mobile, higher ability players who wish to play a running game.
SUNDAY - 6.30pm - 7.30pm
This walking football session is held on an 'open' 4G pitch with sidelines and is suitable for players of all abilities and fitness levels.
Poolfoot Farm Sports & Leisure Village
Butts Road, Thornton, FY5 4HX
Please click HEREfor directions.
Competitive Football & Social
Fleetwood Town Flyers are also heavily involved in competitive walking football boasting an over 50's,Over 60's and an over 65's squad. The three teams regularly take part in major national and regional tournaments and also play competitive friendly matches.
This competitive form of the sport is 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 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
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 focussed 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