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Flyers Crowned FA Peoples Cup CHAMPIONS 2018
On 28 April our over 50's squad made the journey to the FA headquarters, St Georges Park in Burton-upon-Trent for the finals of the prestigious FA Peoples Cup where they would face the other 5 remaining teams from over 200 that started out in the competition in February.
With the 1st round being a round robin tournament with the top 4 teams securing a place in the semi-finals it soon became apparent that the standard of football would be very high and the referees very strict but the Flyers got of to a good start with a 1-0 win over Wiltshire WFC
With the remaining matches proving very tight the Flyers eventually secured their place in the semi-finals with a game to spare.
In the semi-final the Flyers faced a stiff challenge against Midlands team, Peles Pearls with the game ending 0-0 it went to penalties for a place in the finals with the Flyers securing a 2-0 victory
And so it came down to the final against the winners of the other semi-final, Beccles Town FC. The match was very tight and balanced with few clear chances for either side to break the deadlock. On the final whistle the score remained 0-0 and so the Champions would be decided with a penalty shootout !
Beccles won the toss and elected to kick first, top quality penalties followed from both sides and a tense shootout resulted in the the Flyers eventually winning 5-4 to be crowned National Champions in the biggest and most prestigious walking football competition in the UK. The FA Peoples Cup
Flyers Take First Step In Retaining 2017 Title
On 22 April six teams from across the North West gathered at Poolfoot Farm for the 1st round of the highly anticipated 2018 Lancashire League Series with the Flyers looking to defend their 2017 crown and also fielding a 2nd team for the first time.
With the 1st round being a straight league tournament with the top team securing a place in Septembers Final it soon became apparent that this would be a 3 way battle between the Flyers, 2016 Champions Blackpool SSWFC and Blackburn Rovers WF and so it proved.
Going into the last match of the day Blackpool led the way from Blackburn on goal difference having played all their matches and the Flyers needed a 7 clear goal victory to take top spot by goal difference !
With no prizes for 2nd the Flyers went for it and incredibly won the last match 7-0 to secure top spot and qualification for the final.
Flyers Book Place In The FA Peoples Cup Finals
On 24th March our over 50's team headed over to central Manchester to take part in the semi-finals of the FA Peoples Cup
With the tournament now reaching the semi-final stage the Flyers would be up against the winners from the other Northern qualifying rounds so progression to the Finals would not be easy against quality opposition.
Despite losing their first game 1-2 the Flyers soon got into their stride and reached the semi-finals where they record a 3-1 victory
In the Final we met familiar opponents in Blackburn Rovers WFC and after a close match eventually ran out 1-0 victors. The team will now head to FA Headquarters, St Georges Park for the finals on April 28th
2018 FA Peoples Cup Record : P:13 - W:10 - D:2 - L:1
Flyers Stroll In To The FA Peoples Cup Semi-Finals
Our over 50's team maintained their good run of form from last season to record 6 straight wins in the North West qualifying round of the FA Peoples Cup on Saturday 24th February held at the Play Football complex in Blackpool
On a cold but bright day in Blackpool 7 teams went head to head with the Flyers easily securing first place in the group. They then went on to beat Preston North End's A team in the semi-finals before securing a comfortable victory against Ormskirk 'A' in the final.
The team will now travel to Manchester for the semi-finals in March
Flyers Raise Over £1700 for Prostate Cancer UK
During the month of October Fleetwood Town Flyers FC set out to raise money for the very important charity, Prostate Cancer UK and ended the month raising a grand total of £1726.09
Fund raising took various form including a club raffle, a Just Giving Page where people could donate online and a walking football tournament held at Poolfoot Farm featuring 7 North West teams.
The total amount raised is an excellent achievement and the club would like to thank all the members who helped organise the events and who donated towards the total, the other clubs, players and referees who took part in the tournament and donated so generously, Poolfoot Farm for use of the venue, the local businesses who contributed to the final total and finally everybody who made donations to the Just Giving page.
Flyers Crowned Lancs League Champions 2017
On Sunday 17th September Fleetwood Town Flyers hosted the Grand Finals of the 2017 Lancashire League Summer Series at Poolfoot Farm
The event featured 4 teams from across Lancashire who had qualified in earlier rounds. The first match saw the Flyers get off to a good start beating Wigan Walkers FC 4-0. Next up was a tight match against Blackburn Rovers with the Flyers securing a vital 2-1 victory.
Other results meant that the final match of the day saw the Flyers playing old rivals Blackpool Senior Seasiders with the winners to be crowned Champions. Fleetwood took a 2 goal lead and were playing well but Blackpool knew a win was all that mattered and threw everything at Fleetwood eventually scoring a scrambled equaliser with less than a minute on the clock. Blackpool needed another goal and flew forward again but Fleetwood broke free and scored on the final whistle to win 3-2 and were crowned worthy Lancashire League Champions for 2017.
Flyers Secure Final Round of Lancs League
On Sunday 20th August Fleetwood Town Flyers hosted the 5th round of the 2017 Lancashire League Summer Series at Poolfoot Farm
The event featured 5 teams from across Lancashire. Despite having already qualified in round 4 the Flyers played some nice football to secure overall victory. With 2 new teams entering this round AFC Fylde Coasters needed to finish 3rd or higher to secure a place in Septembers Grand Final but sadly failed to do so on goal difference.
Flyers Runners Up @ Poolfoot Farm National
On the weekend of 5/6th August Fleetwood Town Flyers took part in the over 50s and over 60s national tournaments at Poolfoot Farm
The event featured teams from all over the UK and after some close games our over 50's squad ended up runners-up to Manchester City and our over 60's squad made it to the semi-finals losing to the eventual winners.
Flyers Book Place in Finals in Rd 4
On Sunday 23rd July Fleetwood Town Flyers hosted the 4th round of the 2017 Lancashire League Summer Series at Poolfoot Farm
The event again featured 4 teams from across Lancashire. As usual the games were very competitive but the Flyers played some great football to top the table from Blackburn to book their place in Septembers Grand Final.
Blackburn Rovers WFC Clinch Rd 3
On Sunday 25th June Fleetwood Town Flyers hosted the third round of the 2017 Lancashire League Summer Series at Poolfoot Farm
The event again featured 5 teams from across Lancashire. After some very competitive football Blackburn Rovers WFC secured their place in Septembers Grand Final just edging out AFC Fylde Coasters by 1 point.
AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders Win Rd 2
On Sunday 21st May Fleetwood Town Flyers hosted the second round of the 2017 Lancashire League Summer Series at Poolfoot Farm
The event featured 5 teams from across Lancashire. After some very competitive football Blackpool Senior Seasider secured their place in Septembers Grand Final with a 100% record on the day
Trinity Hospice Charity Match
On Sunday 14th May Fleetwood Town Flyers and AFC Blackpool Senior Seasiders member, Wai Hong Tsang organised a charity match between the two clubs at Poolfoot Farm as part of his Birthday celebrations with all proceeds going to Trinity Hospice
The match was 9 A side on a large pitch with the 'running' rule relaxed for the day. Playing 30 minutes each way the first half ended 0-0. After the restart Blackpool took an early lead and went on to win the match 3-0
All in all an excellent day enjoyed by all the players and money raised for a very worthy cause.
Wigan Walkers Win 1st Round of Lancashire League
On Sunday 23nd April Fleetwood Town Flyers hosted the first round of the 2017 Lancashire League Summer Series at Poolfoot Farm
The event featured 5 teams from across Lancashire and despite it being the second tournament in two days the Flyers put in a very strong performance but were ultimately pipped to a spot in Septembers Grand Finals by a single point.
Flyers Travel to Bolton For EFL Trust National
On Saturday 22nd April a Fleetwood Town Flyers squad travelled to Bolton to represent Fleetwood Town FC in the annual EFL Trust National Walking Football Tournament
The event featured 10 teams from across Lancashire including current EFL Trust Champions Blackpool. A narrow defeat to AFC Fylde in the final match cost the Flyers a place in the semi finals.
FA Release Official Walking Football Rules
The FA have finally issued a set of rules for walking football meaning that teams can now travel to different tournaments and know what the rules are before they arrive
This is a very welcome move from the UK football governing body and should pave the way for the game to continue its fast growth and development
A full list of the comprehensive rules can be found HERE
Mixed Fortunes For Flyers In FA Peoples Cup
We entered 2 squads in the FA Peoples Cup played in Blackpool on 25th Feb.
With 12 teams entered on the day and split into 3 groups our 1st team squad (right) did well to qualify for the semi-finals with 2 very convincing victories and a single loss to eventual finalists Blackburn Rovers WFC.
In the semi we lost out to the eventual winners and old friends Blackpool Senior Seasiders.
Our second team had not previously played competitive football together and with some players playing in fairly unfamiliar positions it proved telling as despite their valiant efforts and determination they fell to three narrow defeats in the group stage but all enjoyed the days football.
Lancashire League Summer Series Dates 2017
Fleetwood Town Flyers are pleased to announce that they will again be organising the Lancashire League Summer Series in 2017 at Poolfoot Farm Sports & Leisure Complex
Following the success of the 2016 event we will again follow a similar format with 5 qualifying rounds and a grand final event in September.
The series will be for over 50's and will be a 6 A-side format played on the excellent 4G open pitches at Poolfoot Farm on the following dates:
Round 1 - 23rd April
Round 2 - 21st May
Round 3 - 25th June
Round 4 - 23rd July
Round 5 - 20th August
Grand Final - 17th September
Over 50's Trail Leaders By 2 Points In Liverpool
Our over 50's squad made the journey to Liverpool on 5th Feb to play in the 1st round of the LCFA Walking Football Premier League.
Played in the cages at Goals North Liverpool this was a 5 a-side tournament featuring 10 teams and 20 minute straight through matches.
The first game saw us play Robert Zimmermen WFC which was a close affair resulting in a 2-2 draw with Zimmermen claiming a late equaliser.
The second game saw the Flyers pitched against a strong Livewire Warrington WFC team who took an early lead but the Flyers soon equalised through captain Karl Jones who went on to score a further 3 giving the Flyers a 4-1 advantage but a late push from Warrington saw them pull 2 back to make the final score 4-3 to the Flyers, securing a well deserved win and 4 points on the day to get the league off to a sound start.
Round 2 is on Sunday 5th March when we go again.
Over 60's Make Steady Start In Rochdale
On Feb 3rd our Over 60's squad made the trip to Rochdale to contest the 1st round of the Greater Manchester League
Injuries to a number of players in the week leading up to the event and others just not available meant that the Flyers would face a tough challenge from some high quality teams on the day but they came through the test with much credit, playing out 2 draws and suffering a narrow 0-1 defeat to Chadderton WFC
Well done to all the players who will be looking to build on a solid start in the next round on 3rd March.
Pete Smith Secures Players Award
Congratulations to Pete Smith who is presented with the Players Award for Quarter 3 (Oct-Dec) by Kevin Clarkson our Club Chairman for his outstanding contribution to the Club and his dedication to our tournament squads.
Over 50's Flyers Suffer Defeat In Thrilling Final
On 11th Dec a strong but small Fleetwood Flyers over 50's squad made the trip to Goals North in Liverpool to take part in a 5 A-Side tournament organised by Liverpool FA
The Flyers got of to a good start beating Southport 8-0 and then went on to win their remaining qualifying games to qualify for the semi-final as group winners.
The semi-final saw us come up against Crosby which proved to be a tight match with the game ending 2-2. A penalty shoot-out would decide the game and the standard of spot kicks was very high with Fleetwood Flyers eventually winning with an impressive, perfect spot kick record.
In the final The Flyers would face an Everton FCCT team, Kendal Corinthians. As all the matches on the day had been 20 minutes, one way, the small Flyers squad was starting to feel the effects of fatigue but soon took the lead in the final. As the game went on tiredness would eventually take its toll as the close, competitive game eventually saw the Flyers fall to a narrow 4-3 defeat.
Everybody enjoyed a well organised event with a good standard of refereeing but we were ultimately disappointed not to come away with the main prize.
Honours Shared In AFC Fylde Friendly
On 4th Dec Fleetwood Flyers welcomed AFC Fylde WFC to a sunny Poolfoot Farm for a friendly fixture of two 30 minute matches of 15 minutes each way.
The first game saw AFC Fylde take a very early lead which set the tone for the rest of the match which would see AFC Fylde profit from some mistakes from the home side and secure a deserved 4-2 victory
The second match saw AFC Fylde facing a completely different Flyers team due to our squad size on the day. As half time arrived the score was still 0-0 with the game evenly balanced. The second half saw Fleetwood Flyers take the lead through an excellent strike by George Greenall but it wasn't long before AFC Fylde equalized.
With both teams hitting the woodwork it looked like we were heading for a draw when in the final minutes a great move from the Flyers resulted in a goal to secure a 2-1 victory for Fleetwood
Everybody enjoyed the 2 matches which were played in a great spirit and thanks to Gerald Brown for an excellent performance as referee for the day
Over 60's Flyers Reach Semi-Finals In Wigan
On 17th Nov Fleetwood Flyers returned to the Wigan Soccerdome to take part in Wigan Walkers WFC over 60's 8 team tournament. As had been the case 2 weeks earlier this was a bare bones squad helped by Ken from Blackpool Senior Seasiders on loan for the day. Once the team settled they played some quality football to finish 2nd in the qualifying group and secure a deserved place in the semi-finals.
In the semi-final we again, faced a very strong Wigan team who despite our efforts eventually secured a 2-0 victory to book a place in the final.
Everybody enjoyed a well organised, competitive tournament and can be very proud of what was, an excellent performance to finish a very credible, joint 3rd. Flyers over 60's squad pictured with the Mayor and Mayoress of Wigan
Depleted Flyers Battle to Semi-Finals
On 3rd Nov a makeshift Fleetwood Flyers over 50's squad headed to the Wigan Soccerdome to take part in Wigan Walkers WFC 8 team tournament. With Pete Thomas and especially Dave Hirst carrying quite surious injuries and no subs available it was always going to be a tough day. Full marks though to those who did travel as they came out of the blocks quickly and played some great football to win our qualifying group and book a deserved place in the semi-finals, in the circumstances an excellent result in itself.
In the semi-final we faced a very strong Wigan team who took advantage of our now tiring squad to seal victory and book a place in the final against Man City which they would go on to win 3-0.
We all enjoyed a good and very competitive tournament and special thanks to Dave H, Pete T who both 'took one' for the team plus Eric, Karl, Kev and Rob
Flyers Secure Win In Striders Friendly
On 30th Oct Fleetwood Flyers welcomed Tameside Striders WFC to Poolfoot Farm for the Striders first ever away friendly match.
As the Flyers had a large squad it was decided that two 30 minute matches would be played with the Striders first facing an over 50's team and then a part over 60's team. The Striders gave a very good account of themselves but eventually fell to defeat in both matches.
Read the full story from the Striders point of view HERE
Derek Widdup Secures Players Award
Derek Widdup is presented with the Players Award for Quarter 2 (July-Sept) for his outstanding contribution to the Club by Kevin Clarkson our Club Chairman
Seasiders Win Lancs League Summer Series
We hosted a very successful Finals Day of our Lancashire League Summer Series on Sunday 16 October 2016. The day was a superb showcase of Walking Football with 5 teams taking part and it was Blackpool Senior Seasiders who lifted the winners trophy on the day with Blackburn taking the runners-up spot with Steve Curwood, Fleetwood Town FC CEO presenting the trophies.
Read the full story HERE
The Flyers Qualify For Grand Finals
On Sunday 18 September 2016 we secured our place in the Grand Finals of the Lancashire League Summer Series by winning Round 5 of the competition!
A great team performance throught the day by the whole squad.
Finals Day will be hosted by ourselves at Poolfoot Farm in October 2016. It promises to be a great day of football with five fantastic teams from across the North West competing for the Winners Trophy.... Read the report from round 5 HERE
'Awards For All' Grant Secured
We were delighted to receive an "Awards for All" Grant from the Big Lottery Fund which has enabled the Club to now offer more Walking Football sessions in partnership with the Fleetwood Town Community Trust.
Pete Thomas Wins Players Award
Pete Thomas is presented with the Players Award for Quarter 1 (April-June 2016) for his outstanding dedication and contribution to the Club since becoming a member.
Flyers Secure Support From Miller Roskell Ltd
On Monday 27 June 2016 we were delighted to be joined at Poolfoot Farm by Kevin and Dave from Miller Roskell Accountants who came to present the Club with our new sponsored kit for 2016. The presentation was made just prior to our friendly game with AFC Fylde. We thank Dave and Kevin for their tremendous support!
Flyers Host WFU National Qualifying Round
On the 8th May Fleetwood Town Flyers hosted the first competitive walking football tournament to be held at Poolfoot Farm. On a very hot day four teams battled against the conditions for a place in the finals of the national Walking Football United competition. Blackburn Rovers WFC played some great football and eventually came out on top to book their place in the finals.
Flyers Win First Silverware
On Sunday 2 May 2016 we travelled to Manchester to take part in a tournament hosted by FC United of Manchester. Over ten of the top teams in the North West competed on the day and we were delighted to finish runners-up picking up our first silverware for the Club. The final ended 0-0 and we were just narrowly beaten after a marathon penalty shoot-out! 18-17
Sir Alex Opens Poolfoot Farm
On 30th April we were involved in the official opening ceremoney for Fleetwood Town FC's new £8 million training facilities, Pooloot Farm which was performed Sir Alex Ferguson. During a tour of the site Sir Alex spent some time watching the Flyers playing an exhibition match.