Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines celebrates the winners of the first-ever ​​​‘Walking Football Cup’ final at ‘Wembley’!

Published on : Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Fred. Olsen Cruise logoFred. Olsen Cruise Lines was proud to sponsor Suffolk FA’s first-ever ‘Walking Football Cup’ tournament, which took place at Goals, Ipswich, on the afternoon of Saturday 14th May 2016.

 

Ten teams from across the county – as well as two from Essex – battled it out to see who would be crowned the worthy winners. Beccles-based New Saints A – captained by former Ipswich Town star Trevor Whymark – were the champions, playing an action-packed final against another Beccles side New Saints B, on the aptly-named ‘Wembley’ pitch.

 

The ten five-a-side teams – aged 50+ – were split into two groups of five each, playing a total of four matches of 15 minutes each, on a ‘round-robin’ basis.

 

The ten teams taking part were as follows:

 

 

The competition was run by Suffolk FA, and organiser Gary Pinyoun said:

“We enjoyed a great afternoon of both camaraderie and competitive football, and thanks to everyone for getting involved in the county’s first ‘Walking Football Cup’.”

 

Rachael Jackson, Public Relations Manager for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“We would like to thank Suffolk FA for all their support. We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in today’s very fast-moving and exciting tournament, which was the first if its kind in Suffolk.

 

“Well done to all involved and we are looking forward to next year’s event!”

 

Fred. Olsen become a sponsor of Suffolk FA’s Walking Football initiative in February this year. The sport is played primarily by men and women over 50, and is ideal for those looking for a lower impact activity or who would like to try a slower style of game. It is fast growing in popularity in the UK, and is now played at 12 venues across Suffolk – from Felixstowe in the east, to Lowestoft in the north, and Newmarket in the west.

 

Suffolk FA is a not-for-profit organisation that is committed to ‘developing, growing and supporting’ players, volunteers, clubs and schools across the county in enjoying ‘the beautiful game’.

 

Fred. Olsen operates four smaller, more intimate cruise ships – Balmoral, Braemar, Boudicca and Black Watch. During the 2016/17 cruise season, Fred. Olsen’s fleet will be visiting over 200 destinations around the globe – more than any other cruise line.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
 
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo

ADVERTISEMENT

  • 03 itb-asia 2017
  • 04 Imex America 2017
  • 10 Globalwellnesssummit 2017
  • 10 thehotelshow 2017
  • 11 AHIF 2017
  • 11 hospitalityaward 2017
  • 12 theleisureshow 17
  • 12 TTF17
  • 13 Frontiers Forum 2017
  • 14 bltm 2017
  • 14 patatravelmart 2017
  • 14 Seatrade-Europe 2017
  • 15 amsummit-ind 2017
  • 15 leisure 17
  • 16 Aviation Festival 2017
  • 16 OTDYKH 2017
  • 16 SKAL 17
  • 17 thincindonesia 2017
  • 17 worldmiceday 2017
  • 18 worldmiceday 2017
  • 19 IITM
  • 19 itehcmc 2017
  • 19 TTG Incontri 2017
  • 20 hmasummit  2017
  • 21 hoteltechhk 17
  • 43 PATA

TRAVEL INDUSTRY EVENTS

Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com