Walking football exhibition draws crowds

Walking football proves popular

Walking football exhibition draws crowds

A walking football exhibition held at Forth Valley College’s Falkirk Campus, proved to be a great success recently.

Held in the main hall on Tuesday 15 May the event attracted eight teams from the local community and dozens of interested students and staff, as well as some interested members of the public.

NC Working with Communities students - Louise McQuater, Kerry Reid, Stephen Feighan, Donna McDonald, Debbie Brotherton, David Thomson, Robbie Burgess –organised the event which took place from 11.30am-1.30pm, as part of the Events Class section of their course. Teams who received an invite included: Recovery Community Falkirk, Re-Union Canal Group, a FVC Team as well as the Forth Valley Walking Footballers.

Also in attendance on the day was St Mirren and Partick Thistle legend and now Scottish FA coach and Walking Football Ambassador Jimmy Bone, current Falkirk Council Provost Billy Buchanan, former Povost Pat Reid who was playing in the same team and Head of FVC’s Access and Progression Department Jacqueline McArthur.

Student Louise McQuater, said: “We were absolutely delighted with how it went and it was really good fun. We would like to thank everyone for coming along and making it a success and a special thanks goes to McDonalds who provided water and a healthy snack on the day. A special thanks goes to our lecturer Grant Ralston who encouraged us and to the college’s Department of Applied Science, Maths and Mechanical Engineering and Curriculum Manager Dougie Ross who helped us engrave the medals which were handed out to everyone who played at the event.”

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