SAN MIGUEL Strollers recently competed with seven other teams in a Football Competition in Moraira and walked away with a trophy.
The walking football team from San Miguel entered the tournament last weekend, along with local rivals Playa Flamenca Walking Wanderers.
The two teams travelled up the coast together, staying two nights in Calpe, so they could compete in the event.
At the beginning of the tournament, the players lined up with all teams challenging for two trophies.
There were two teams from Manchester , wearing the famous Manchester City strip, along with a team representing Horadada and two teams from Moraira. One more team was present representing their sponsors.
The day started well when Playa Flamenca Walking Wanderers competed in the 1st final against Moraira’s 1st team.
The match ended with Moraira’s 1st team winning on a penalty shoot-out for the main Trophy.
Then it was San Miguel Strollers turn to compete in the second final for the silver plate against Moraira second team. San Miguel Strollers coming away the eventual winners.
Walking football has continued to grow in popularity and to go on from strength to strength in the last few years, with more and more players taking up the sport.
It is an ideal way for people over the age of 55 who may or may not have footballing skills to get some exercise and enjoy sport in a competitive environment.
It encourages people to take up exercise, whilst at the same time getting the opportunity to meet other enthusiasts and enjoy a good social life.