Thornton Hibs walking football team launch search for new players

Charity match walking football match between Thornton Hibs and Raith Rovers
Charity match walking football match between Thornton Hibs and Raith Rovers

Thornton Hibs walking football are seeking new players to join their team.

The group have been going for four years and play at Thornton Town Hall every Sunday morning from 10-11am. The sport which has grown in popularity has been shown to have a number of benefits including a chance to socialise, make new friends and boost health, wellbeing and fitness.

The group’s organiser Tom Bullimore said: “We play three 20 minute games, the first two have no restrictions on running and only the third game is played under walking rules.

“We have no restrictions on age although you must be over 18, presently, we have two regular players who are under 30 – several players are in their mid 50s and others are 60+.

“We would like more players to join us so we can eventually move to playing on outdoor astroturf pitches.”

Cost per head is £3. Anyone interested can contact Tom at tombullhmfc@hotmail.co.uk or 07519992274.