There was a special guest star for the Oxford United Walking Football team last night when Manor Legend Les Robinson took charge of training.
Les, who is busy preparing for his testimonial game against the Liverpool Legends, took time out of his busy schedule to come along to the Oxford Academy and pass on his advice and experience to the team of over 50-year-olds.
The Oxford United Walking Football team goes from strength to strength and provides football of a competitive nature for those who wish to compete in league matches and tournaments. In their first season in the Thames Valley League the A team won their division and the B team only just missed out on promotion. The team also travelled to Portugal for their first overseas tournament.
Former United defender Les told us:
“I absolutely loved working with them. They have that brilliant enthusiasm and you can see there is a proper team spirit as well. I think I maybe overdid it with the warm up a little bit because I forgot it’s Walking Football and I made it quite tough for them! But it was a great evening and I’ll do my best to come along and work with them again later in the season, if they’ll have me back.”
The Walking Football team welcomes players who wish to play just for fun, or want to see what the sport is all about, with training at the Oxford Academy every Thursday evening from 8pm. If you are interested then email firstname.lastname@example.org
They are also considering a new team. Some players do find it hard to keep up with the pace of the game so they are considering a slower weekly session with no physical contact, to help less mobile players get involved, get some exercise and be part of a very friendly club where all are welcome.
A free taster session is planned. If you are interested then email email@example.com