Linx Walking Football

Linx WF is the Lincolnshire FA’s established walking football programme dedicated to supporting developments in the game; working collaboratively with clubs/teams and organisations to provide playing opportunities for people eager to get back playing the beautiful game. Linx WF hosts regular tournaments and festivals across the County in addition to supporting clubs to deliver their own events. Programme lead; Football Development Officer at Lincolnshire FA Sophie Bartup said – “It’s fantastic to see how the rise in walking football has inspired so many players to re-engage in the game. The Linx WF programme is here to support and help raise the profile within the County. We have now, through the programme, are network of dedicated and committed volunteers making football happen working together to ensure everyone has a positive experience and enjoys their football.”

Please find below information on Lincolnshire's Walking Football sessions.

Barton-upon-Humber

Venue: Baysgarth Leisure Centre, Brigg Rd, Baysgarth Park, Barton-upon-Humber DN18 5DT.

Sessions: Tuesdays 10-11am

Cost: £3.50 per session

Contact: Adam Wrightham

Contact number: 01724 297255

Contact email: Adam.Wrightham@northlincs.gov.uk

The walking football session is a development through partnership working between Barton Rotary Club and North Lincolnshire Council.

Welton Imp Walking FC

Venue: Manor Park, Welton, Lincoln, LN2 3LY.

Sessions: Thursdays 11am-12pm

Cost: £2 per session

Contact: John Mulhall

Contact number: 07881851500

Contact email: Johnmulcon@aol.com

Welton Imp Walking FC were formed in October 2015 and played in Lincolnshire FA’s first ever walking football festival. They have 30+ members and players range in age from 55-78 years old. The club play social games plus fitness.

Birchwood Leisure

Venue: Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue, Lincoln, LN6 0JE.

Sessions: Thursdays 7-8pm

Cost: £2.50 per session

Contact: David Foster/Peter Liversidge

Contact number: 01522 870776/07967053223

Birchwood Leisure set up October 2014. The players meet for one hour of football followed by drinks after in the social club.

Spilsby Strollers

Venue: Lady Jane Franklin School, Partney Rd, Spilsby PE23 5EJ.

Sessions: Tuesdays 5.30-6.30pm

Contact name: Mike Round

Contact number: 07787945102

Contact email: mnround@gmail.com

Gainsborough

Venue: Rose’s Sports Ground, North Warren Road, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2TU.

Sessions: Mondays 6.30-7.30pm/Wednesdays 11am-12pm

Cost: £2/£1

Contact name: Hannah Lane

Contact number: 01427 811573

Contact email: hannah.lane@gainsboroughtowncouncil.com

Boston United

Venue: Peter Paine Performance Centre, Rosebery Ave, Boston PE21 7QR – all sessions outdoors on Astro Turf.

Sessions: Mondays 7-8pm/ Thursdays 5.50-6.50pm

Cost: First two sessions are FREE then £3.50 per session

Website: pilgrimsuitc.co.uk

Contact name: Holly Maidens (Admin/Support), Dave Scotney (Head Coach and Team Manager) and Ceri Jackson(Marketing/Advertising/Social Media)

Contact number: Holly: 01205 364406 Dave: 07501 638676 Ceri: 01205 364406

Contact email: holly.maidens@bufc.co.uk / dave.scotney@bufc.co.uk / ceri.Jackson@bufc.co.uk  

The club deliver two sessions and welcome both male and female players.

Lincoln City (LCFSET Club)

Venue: Sincil Bank, Lincoln LN5 8LD.

Sessions: Mondays 4.30-5.30pm

Cost: FREE

Website: lcfcset.com

Contact name: Katie Seward/Kirsten Parslow

Contact number: 01522 563792

Contact email: Kirsten.parlsow@lcfcset.com

Grimsby Ancient Mariners

Venue: Bradley Football Development Centre, Grimsby Rd, Laceby, Grimsby DN37.

Sessions: Mondays 10-11am/Thursdays 10-11am/Fridays 2-3pm

Cost: £2 + 50p club fees

Website: grimsbyancientmariners.co.uk

Contact name: Pete Cribb

Contact number: 01472 320664/07906514999

Contact email: peter_cribb@sky.com

Grimsby Ancient Mariners are the biggest Walking Football club in the country with 87 members as of April 2016 and are the 2016 FA People’s Cup walking football champions.

North Hykeham

Venue: One NK, Moor Ln, North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9AX

Sessions: Thursday 11.15am – 12.15pm

Cost: £2 per session

Contact name: Benjamin Rowe

Contact number: 01522 694353

Contact email: Benjamin.rowe@1life.co.uk

Stamford AFC Strollers

Sessions: Thursdays 6-7pm

Contact name: Taff Lovesey/ Guy Walton

Contact number: 01778 590632/01780 751471

Contact email: taff@lovesey.net/guy.walton@stamfordafc.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stamfordafcstrollers/

 

To:

Tues 12-1pm (55+)

Thurs 5-6pm (50+)

Thu 6-7pm (45+)

 

Ages are a guideline - we will take younger players if they have mobility/fitness or other issues. Sessions are for men and women.

Sleaford

Venue: 1 Life at Sleaford, 3, East Rd, Lincolnshire NG34 7EH

Sessions: Wednesday 10.10 – 11.30am

Cost: £2 per session

Contact name: Benjamin Rower

Contact number: 01522 694353

Contact email: Benjamin.rowe@1life.co.uk

Long Bennington Football Club

Sessions: Fridays 7-8pm

Contact name: Steve Longden

Contact number: 07771 826821 

Contact email: Steve.longden@networkrail.co.uk

Long Bennington Football Club aims to provide “Football for All” in a happy and safe environment where players of all ages and abilities can play and love football.

“For more information on Walking Football, please contact Sophie Bartup Sophie.bartup@lincolnshirefa.com

Louth Town Walking Football Club

Venue: Marshlands, Main Rd, Saltfleetby, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 7SS.

Sessions: Sundays 10.30-11.30am

Cost: £2 per session

Contact: Steve Clark

Contact number:  07824 324 160

Contact email: steadyclark1@aol.com

Louth Town is currently welcoming players aged 40+ to their weekly sessions

Scunthorpe

Venue: The Pods, Ashby Rd, Scunthorpe DN16 1AA.

Sessions: Fridays 9-10am

Cost: £3.50 per session

Contact: Adam Wrightham

Contact number: 01724 297255

Contact email: Adam.Wrightham@northlincs.gov.uk

The Scunthorpe session is delivered by North Lincolnshire Council Sport, Play and Community Development Team.


The programme has a dedicated Facebook page which is a great platform to share and engage all things walking football: Linx Walking Football.

For further enquiries or information, please contact Sophie Bartup at Lincolnshire FA:

Sophie.bartup@lincolnshirefa.com / 01522 596584 / 07813459589 / Twitter: @SophieLFA

 

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