Walking Tall

ARGYLE put up a brave defence of their title by reaching semi-finals of the 2016 Walking Football National Championships.

The Pilgrims famously won the inaugural tournament last year, just a few months after forming the squad, and they qualified for this season’s competition by winning the regional title in some style.

Argyle stormed through a group that contained Middlesbrough, Nottingham Forest, Wigan Athletic and Mansfield Town to reach the knock-out stages, where we eventually set up a semi-final reunion with Blackpool.

The Tangerines were the beaten finalists last year but they exacted revenge with a 1-0 victory in another tight encounter.

It was still a terrific showing from Argyle and testament to the growing popularity of Walking Football. Training sessions are open to players over the age of 35 every Monday at the Goals Soccer Centre in Plymouth from 6-7pm.

We also have a Walking Football centre in St Austell. To find out more, please contact Argyle Community Trust Health & Disability Officer Josh Grant on 01752 562561, option 4, or email josh.grant@pafc.co.uk.