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New Members' Views

The Club now has over 120 members and new players join every month. Below are some comments from people who have started playing recently.

Nigel heard through a friend about the Senior Spireites as the friend had been trying to get him to come along for several months. Nigel has been impressed so far as the Club seems well run with very enthusiastic officers doing their bit. All the people he plays with are all very friendly and respectful to each other.


He says “It's a pleasure to turn up and play and I'm enjoying it very much. I can't think of any negatives to the experience. Having recently retired with lots of time to fill, it's been great to get out and interact with like minded people, to have a bit of banter and do something we all enjoy. In a way, football becomes secondary."


Steve has started to become a regular player at Dronfield and has been impressed by the welcome he has received. He said " the friendship and kindness shown to me really makes it extra special.  I have been asked if I would like to join in any upcoming squads for tournaments which really made my day. I'm aware of the good players at the club so don't expect to play but thank you to all the members for allowing me to join you and I am honoured to be a part of the Club. 

Norman, 76, has been aware of the Senior Spireites from inter club competitions plus the history of walking football with its roots in Chesterfield. His initial impressions are that the Club is very well organised and appears to have a good number of members. He is not a great fan of the Dronfield Akademy but can understand why it is used.

He says “walking football is a brilliant social event that brings many friendships with people from all walks of life and everyone is treated equally and with respect. Health wise it is an excellent way to maintain yourself with no imposed targets or fitness levels.”

Doug first heard from a friend about how he really enjoyed the slower pace of walking football. He first attended on a cold February morning and was struck by the warm welcome from quite a few people. Malc, the Chair, had been on holiday but made a point of introducing himself when he got back. His impression is that the club is really well organised.

Doug says “I would definitely recommend it as there is some really good football being played. My fitness has improved and I am looking forward to joining the other socials that have been arranged. For people like me, who played football for years, and really missed it when I packed in, you do get a lot of that feeling back playing the walking version of the game. For those who haven’t tried it, all standards of player are catered for. People shouldn’t therefore be put off because they might feel they are not good enough”.

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If you'd like to try a free taster session or find out some more about the Club, send us a message on the Contact Page form, email or phone the Club Secretary, Ian Edmundson, ( or 07722920230). Alternatively, just come along to one of the playing sessions. All our playing sessions are limited to new members over 50 years of age.

An online Membership Application Form is available when you are ready to join the Club. The form will be processed by the Membership Secretary who will be in touch with you about subscription payment details.

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