WALKING FOOTBALL SPAIN started life on May 18, 2017 with just five players, playing every Thursday morning in Elviria, Marbella.
They are now finishing 2017 with almost 50 registered players! They have also expanded their sessions to Benalmadena on Monday nights and to San Pedro on Tuesday nights, as well as their usual Thursday mornings in Elviria.
They also now have two competitive teams ready to play tournaments, as they have just signed a kit sponsor for the San Pedro team. Fluent Finance Abroad, who are based in San Pedro and who specialise in mortgages and all types of property finance, have agreed a two-year deal with Walking Football Spain to sponsor the San Pedro team.
The sponsorship for the San Pedro team means that they now have two competitive teams, as they already have a Marbella team sponsored by Bodyworks Health Clinic. Marc Elliot de Lama, who is a Spanish mortgage consultant and the owner of Fluent Finance Abroad, said, ”I already sponsor a regular football team in the UK and love my football, so when Walking Football Spain approached me for sponsorship, I was thrilled to get involved. Walking Football is something interesting and unusual and really gives older people the chance to play football again, when they thought they never would.
“I may even bring my old football boots out of retirement and start playing again!”
Adam Chandler, founder of Walking Football Spain, added, “Walking Football is a great way for men and women to get back into football, to meet new friends, to have a laugh and some banter and to keep fit and healthy.
“There are also more and more tournaments being arranged and so this sponsorship from Fluent Finance Abroad will mean that we can enter a second team and give more of our players the opportunity to play Walking Football at a more competitive level. The tournaments are also great fun and provide the chance to meet other Walking Football players across both Spain and Portugal. “I want to thank Marc Elliot de Lama for his support as I know that all of my players really appreciate having a proper football kit and the chance to play in tournaments.” Marc Elliot de Lama & Adam Chandler Marc Elliot de Lama & Ainara Anacabe with members of Walking Football Spain (names available if needed)
Walking Football is football played without running and with minimal contact, making it ideal for men and women to play well into their senior years. There are over 1,000 clubs in the UK alone and Walking Football is now played in 25 different countries, making it one of the fastest growing sports in the World. Walking Football Spain organise weekly Walking Football sessions along the Costa del Sol. They play every Monday from 7.30pm at the El Retamar pitch by the Butterfly Park in Benalmadena, every Tuesday from 8pm on the 5-a-side pitches at the San Pedro Football
Stadium and every Thursday from 10.30am at the Estadio Santa Maria in Elviria. For more information, visit walkingfootballspain.com or email