NEWS

Leroy enjoying life in US as a football coach

Leroy Scott is temporarily hanging up his walking football boots to take up a coaching role in Oregon, on the USA's west coast. He has settled in well and enjoying this new challenge. These are his impressions after a couple of weeks....

"It's been amazing so far and I've met some fantastic coaches from all over the world." said Leroy. "I'm with four other coaches in Tualatin, Oregon to start with then moving to different locations with lots of travelling and I'm the designated driver! I have meet some fantastic people and having an amazing time as well as learning different ideas surrounding football coaching along the way."

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Club raise over £500 for Charity

The Senior Spireites hosted a charity Over 70’s 6-a-side walking football festival at the Dronfield Ackademy in early July. A total of £506 was raised by having a entry fee per person with all proceeds were split between Ashgate Hospice and the Disasters Emergency Committee (Ukraine). For more details go to the Events page.

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Fun day out at the Annual Foot Golf event

The overall winner of the Annual Foot Golf event, held at Barlborough Links, was Billy Guest. Great to see Billy back after a heart attack in April and soon to return to playing walking football. In joint 2nd Place by 2 shots Ian Edmundson and Rob Church. John Longstaff had every chance of winning but took a disastrous 12 shots on the 8th hole! Shot of the day from Eric Nicholas who holed out from 45 yards deep in the rough for an eagle.

A great afternoon out and a good time had by all. 

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Low cost use of Gym for Club members at The Hub

Club members can join the Community Gym at The Hub (at the rear of Chesterfield F.C.'s ground) for £10 a month.

Don Nichols has taken up the offer and this is his experience:

"The Hub staff were really friendly and helpful (and aware of the Senior Spirites' £10 per month membership concession.) It's a small gym but has several cross-trainers, treadmills, rowers and kit for weights and upper body work. There is also a piece of kit for all the stretches you could want.  The changing rooms, loos and showers were all nice and clean. There's a cafe for coffee afterwards. 

I'll be going each Thursday morning at 10.00 if anyone wants to join me for a workout."

Contact Don at don.nichols1952@gmail.com for further information.

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Reminiscences of a Treasurer and sometimes player

Neil Haddy was one of the 4 original members of the Senior Spireites. 10 years on he recalls how the Club was started and some of it's achievements and milestones on the journey to now having over 100 members and playing 4 times a week. Click on the Download button for more details.

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Club attend the first ThinkFest event in  Chesterfield 

Senior Spireites had a stand at the first ThinkFest event that was recently held in the Market Square, Chesterfield. The event was aimed at helping people with their mental health by engaging in new activities and groups. Many people were interested in finding out how kicking a football around a pitch with other Over 50 year olds can help them feel fitter and healthier in mind and body!

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Message from the Club's Chairman Malc Perks

Malc Perks, the Club's Chairman, tells us about how he got into Walking Football, the development of the Club and his thoughts on how it should progress in the future.

Click on the Download button to read the full article.

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