PAFOS UNITED WALKING FOOTBALL
The group was set up in 5th February 2019 by our chairman Malcolm Bushell. Malcolm casually mentioned the idea and it was quickly seized by others delighted to once again play the game.
After a search for a suitable venue the Fair Game Sports Centre at Tremithousa was found. The purpose built five-a-side pitches were ideal. Andreas the owner, was extremely supportive; so much so that the Centre has officially become the home of Pafos United Walking Football Cyprus, whilst still available to a number of other groups.
The first session attracted 11 players. Word of mouth soon spread the message and by September 2019 over 70 players had registered. We believe we are the first walking football group to be set up in the Pafos, Cyprus area. The aim is to provide fun, fitness, friendship, and football.
Anyone over the age of 50 is welcome to join us at one of our playing days on Tuesdays. Fridays and Wednesday evenings. (details elsewhere on the site).
We have players from 50 to over 80 and all degrees of ability are catered for, we have warm up sessions to get your body moving before our key practise sessions. We also have a mini league each month for those players wishing to play competitive football. We currently have 78 registered players. We particularly welcome women players and to this aim we have reduced the age for women to 40!
The growth throughout 2019/2020 has been remarkable. We have attracted holiday makers wishing to have a go and have been visited by England International players and manager.
We have had teams from the UK wishing to visit us to play matches and had invitations to travel to other countries to play.
We are also active with off-field activities. We have an entertainments manager and have been enjoying various events such as picnics, boat trips, ten pin bowling etc.
We have also been active in raising money for charities and to this end held a charity day against local radio station Rock FM.
We are pleased to have attracted keen sponsors. (details elsewhere on the site). We look forward to making even further progress throughout 2020.
Enjoy the rest of the website which will be updated regularly to keep everyone up to date with what's going on.
Get fit & stay active
It is important to stay fit, active and healthy whatever your age. As you get older, regular exercise and playing a physical sport such as walking football can help you build and improve your strength, increase your core stability, help you lose or maintain weight and improve muscles. It can sometimes be hard to keep steady on your feet, but this sport can also help to improve your balance.
Meet new people
Meet NEW people with the same outlook on life and likes to get involved in new types of sports, which is not too much of a strain on the body. No-one is immune to loneliness andwhatever your age, you can grow your social circle of friends, rekindle old friendships and thrive in the camaraderie of a team sport.
A path to recovery
It is said that returning to exercise after an illness or injury can be really hard. Walking football is an ideal rehabilitation for those recovering from physical or mental health concerns or issues. Its free of prejudice and full of encouragement.
Relax and have fun
Lets say that walking football is really a sport where your play at your own pace and it would be hypocritical of a sport like walking football to expect you to run before you can walk and it is the taking part that counts. Challenge yourself in low pressure, highly rewarding environments where enjoyment is the ultimate goal for all involved. Fortunately, there are many ways to play without needing any footballing experience whatsoever. Take a look around our site to discover how you can play walking football today.