Swanage Ladies Walking FC on tournament learning curve

SWANAGE Ladies Walking Football Club had their first foray into tournament football when Bournemouth hosted Swanage and teams from Southampton and Portsmouth at Littledown.

Swanage’s first game against Bournemouth ended in a 3-0 loss as the team struggled with the physicality of the opposition and a much larger pitch than they were used to.

They started to get into their stride in the second game against Portsmouth and in a very close match lost 1-0.

Swanage really settled into their game against Southampton running out 3-1 winners. Two superb strikes from Vicky Perry and a third from captain Jan Withers after some neat passing meant the team finished the day on a high.

It was a very good afternoon with some excellent quality walking football hosted well by Bournemouth Ladies.

Ladies’ walking football is aimed at the 40-plus age group, although most clubs will accept younger players unable to play in the normal game. There is no upper age limit – Swanage have one regular player over 70.

The game is great for fitness, core strength, mental health and camaraderie. Anyone who would like to try it should go along to Swanage FC on a Tuesday at 6.30pm – no previous experience necessary.

For more information phone Nick on 07745 907509.

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