Club In Focus - Lambeth Walkers Walking FC
The Lambeth Walkers Walking Football Club was set up in 2017 by its current chair Brian O’Connor and is based at the Ferndale Centre in Brixton.
The club meets on Friday evenings at 7.30pm and Sunday mornings at 10.00am, with an emphasis on fun and making social connections. However, they make sure football lies at the heart of their activities with Djamal Kaloune, a professional who has coached at Charlton Athletic and Fulham, on hand to lead their sessions which start with technical skills development and ends with an enjoyable game and a chat or drink afterwards for those who want to.
The club prides itself on its inclusivity and is open to anyone of any skill level, background, physical condition, sexual orientation or gender. All are welcome, provided they are 45 and over, although inter-club competitive games are normally limited to players in the 50-years-plus age group.
Looking forward to how the club will grow after the Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, Brian wants to attract new members and play more games with other London and South East walking football clubs, and maintain and develop the social side of its activities which has hugely taken off during the lockdown with its Zoom quiz evenings and similar.
He is also keen to make sure that the club continues to be good value for money and wants to keep fees at £20 per month as now which guarantees two sessions per week which Brian says: “Is a bargain at around £2.50 for an hour of fun, exercise and companionship.”
Anyone interested in checking out the club can either contact Brian or any of the club committee on firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop down to the Ferndale and say hi.
Just ask at the reception desk for Djamal or the treasurer, Martin.