The Essex Walking Football League has teamed up with Age UK Essex to hold an annual charity tournament. This first one was held on Sunday 16th July 2017 at the Memorial Ground, Little Oakley, Essex CO12 5ED, the home of Little Oakley FC. The crystal trophy being kindly donated by the current EWFL Chairman, Derek Murr.
The Rules Of The Charitable Trophy Competition
The tournaments are to be based upon the principles of 'non-contact'.
The principles of 'non-contact' are basically are:
All other current EWFL match day rules are to apply. If you want to know more about 'non-contact' in Walking Football please go the video here.
A club can enter a team of mixed over 50's and over 60's for an entry fee of at least £50.00 per team. All proceeds inc. entry fees from the event are to be donated to Age UK Essex. The competition entry fee can be made either by cash or by a cheque made payable to 'Age UK Essex' on the day. All clubs can make further donations on the day. NB: All donations and competition fees are to be handed to Age UK Essex on the day of the competition. The competition is also open to non-EWFL clubs.
The format of the tournament are as follows:
Teams competing for the 2017 trophy were:
Little Oakley Acorns
The winners for 2017 were Walton Swifts and they played Little Oakley in the Charity Trophy Final. A sum collected at the event was £306, which was donated to Age UK Essex.
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