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Other sides involved in Fenmen triumph were Boston Utd, Spalding, Stamford, Sleaford and Long Bennington


By Pete Woodhouse


The hosts won the Wisbech Town Walking Football Tournament, beating Norwich City in the final 2-0 at the Elgood’s Fenland Stadium at the weekend.

This tournament is designed for over-50s senior footballers.

Organiser Jonny Pearce was the Wisbech Town (Red) manager in his first tournament as the Fenmen triumphed against a host of East Anglian-area teams.

Wisbech Town walking football competition. (10192022)
Wisbech Town walking football competition. (10192022)

Scorers in the final were Warren Clark and Steve Wyness.

Twelve teams registered and eight turned up, including two representing Wisbech. Other sides were Norwich City, Boston United, Spalding, Stamford, Sleaford and Long Bennington.

Wisbech went through a group stage of seven games, a semi-final and a final.

Wisbech Town walking football competition ..Both Wisbech teams. (10192023)
Wisbech Town walking football competition ..Both Wisbech teams. (10192023)

Pearce, community manager at the Fenmen, said: “It’s aimed at the over-50’s, for the older generation of players to play competitively.

“It’s without the contact and speed of normal football, although it still got tasty at times!”

Wisbech Town walking football competition. (10192024)
Wisbech Town walking football competition. (10192024)

Walking Football sessions continue at Wisbech Town on Wednesday evenings, 6-7.30pm (although they will be moving at some time over the summer) and Sunday mornings, 11am-12.30pm.

Wisbech Town walking football competition. (10192037)
Wisbech Town walking football competition. (10192037)

Contact Jonny on 07871767341 for more details.



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