May edition Paphos Post

It hasn't been the month we anticipated back in January . We were due to meet a team from Scotland coming over to play five matches against us. We were due to complete our mini league with three team in with a chance of winning the title. We were looking forward to two social evenings and a barbecue.  However in the enforced lockdown the important thing is that as far as we know all of our players have remained safe from the virus.

We are now hoping that we will be given the go ahead to start again towards the end of May. In the mean time we have been encouraging players to keep their exercises going in their home. Once our sessions re commence our coaches will be putting us through rigorous paces to see who kept to doing their exercises and who were  little lax in doing exercises!

We have recently been contacted by a 77 year old who asked if he could come and  join our sessions. We are delighted to welcome  older players and indeed we have in excess of 15 players over the age of 70. We make sure in our practice sessions we have a range of ages  in each team so that we don't have a team of 50 year old competing against the older age groups. The aim always has been to make the sessions enjoyable. we dont want older players getting disheartened if they feel they cant keep up with younger players, We might add that some of out 70  plus players are fitter that some of the younger ones!

We are pleased to add leisure shirts to our range of kit and our Chairman and secretary proudly modelled the shirts just before the lockdown (see photo elsewhere on the site), We do have shirts available in all sizes!!
April Edition Paphos Post

Pafos Walking Football Cyprus  has like all other sports organisations in Cyprus been affected by the decision to close sports facilities for at least a month. We had already made the decision to postpone our practice sessions before receiving the directive from the government.  It has meant a lot of re organising with the last round of our mini league being put on hold until some time in April. After the last round of matches top of the table Coral Park Rovers suffered two defeats which means that any of three teams could win the title when we finally pay the last round.

We are keeping our fingers crossed that our friendly matches with a team from Alloa in Scotland will go ahead at the end of April but it looks increasingly likely they wont be able to get a flight in time.  We have also decided to  defer our trip to play a team in Crete.

We are now proud owners  of leisure shirts  with our own logo on as we spread the word about walking football. We also have pennants  printed and our picture shows Emma Baxter one of the regular women players  proudly showing off the new addition to our supplies. We are delighted that we have now attracted our 4th woman player who  certainly didn't look out of place in her first training session. We are intending to hold a keep fit for women on a Wednesday evening to be taken by our own coach  Evie Johnstone. This may be delayed  waiting for the go ahead to re start  our sessions.

we were pleased to hear that a new walking football group has started in Pissouri and some of our own members made a visit there a few weeks ago to add our support to their  new venture.

Our Player of the month Award for February has gone to Keith Harrison. He probably wont know yet as he is stranded somewhere abroad. Keith is another regular player who plays his game in a quiet unassuming way but its noticeable