BECCLES Town will be bidding to win the Suffolk FA Walking Football Cup sponsored by Replay Maintenance for a fourth consecutive season on Saturday.
Seven teams will be lining up to take part in this year’s competition at Goals in Ipswich, start 1pm.
Having previously competed under the names of New Saints (2015-16) and Beccles Vets (2016-17) prior to being victors as Beccles Town in 2017-18, the holders face tough competition from six other teams. The winning Beccles team is pictured above with Suffolk FA Chairman Phil Lawler (back row, far left) after last year's tournament.
One of those will be Cornard United Dynamos, the team that pipped Beccles Town in the Suffolk qualifying round of the FA People’s Cup earlier in the season.
This year sees a group of teams playing in a festival competition alongside the Walking Football Cup teams.
Walking Football Cup:
- Beccles Town
- Cornard United Dynamos
- Abby Croft Newmarket Wanderers
- Abbeycroft Newmarket Ramblers
- Abbeycroft Bury St Edmunds Howard
Walking Football Festival:
- Foxash WFC
Suffolk FA Senior Football Development Officer Darren Scoulding said; “This is now a key date annually in our footballing diary, with this always a keenly contested competition.
“We are delighted to have Replay Maintenance sponsoring this fast-growing area of the game and the fact that teams are going to be playing in a festival event as well, proves the popularity and inclusiveness of this format.”
Replay Maintenance are now the sponsors of the Suffolk FA Walking Football programme, having taken over from Fred Olsen Cruise Lines. There are now over 20 Suffolk FA Approved Walking Football Centres in the county, with the mental well-being benefits as important as the physical health impact for participants.
To find a centre near you, click here