It was a busy weekend for members of the Lincolnshire walking football community, as they took part in International Representative fixtures at St. Michaels FC and the home of England's national teams, St. George’s Park.
In an event organised by the English Walking Football Community, held at St. Michaels FC in Birmingham, our community had six players involved in the games between England and Ireland.
Alan Rodgers (Grimsby Corinthians & Grimsby Ancient Mariners) and Reg Jukes (Boston United) played in the 70+ game. Meanwhile, Tony Drinkell, Trevor Miall and John Daly (Grimsby Corinthians) played in the Over 60 game and our Lincs League Walking Football Chairman, Gary Wildsmith (Stamford Strollers), played in the Over 50 game.
Mick Hill (Grimsby Corinthians) refereed three matches on the day, including the games involving Tony Drinkell and Gary Wildsmith.
Overall, it was an enjoyable day of walking football played out in front of a reasonable crowd; and all the players and officials represented our walking football community in a positive light.
The second event, organised by the Walking Football Association and played at The FA’s St. George’s Park, saw Geoff Ford (Boston United) and John Molloy (Grimsby Ancient Mariners and Grimsby Corinthians) play for the WFA England 70+ team in games against the WFA England Ladies teams 40+ and 50+ age groups.
Geoff and John can be seen pictured in the photo at the top of this page. Images from the event at St. Michaels FC can be seen below.
Tony Drinkell, Mick Hill, Alan Rodgers and Trevor Miall
Mick Hill and Gary Wildsmith at the conclusion of the games. Gary had just scored the winning goal for England in a 2-1 victory.