Montrose stroll to glory in Walking Football Fest

19/06/16 - 16061903 - PATHS FOR ALL 
  AINSLIE PARK STADIUM - EDINBURGH 
  The National Walking Football Network festival takes place in the Spartan's Football Club stadium and features over 300 walking football players from around Scotland

19/06/16 - 16061903 - PATHS FOR ALL AINSLIE PARK STADIUM - EDINBURGH The National Walking Football Network festival takes place in the Spartan's Football Club stadium and features over 300 walking football players from around Scotland

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Montrose Walking Football Club was crowned Scottish Walking Football Champions at the National Festival on Sunday 19 June at Spartans Community Football Academy in Edinburgh.

The festival, which was co-ordinated by Paths for All as part of the Scottish Government’s Active Scotland strategy, saw 26 teams of over 50’s from across Scotland battle it out to walk away as Scottish Walking Football Champions 2016.

Peter Davidson, Project Manager, Links Park Community Trust said: “We are delighted that since launching our Walking Football programme two years ago, interest in the sport has grown rapidly and we are now engaging with over 50 adults, both male and female, between the ages of 25 and 75.

“We are very proud of those that represented Links Park Community Trust at the event and delighted that they were victorious.

“We look forward to representing Scotland in the UK championships, and of course, we’ll be back to defend our title at the Scottish Championships next year.

Well done to Paths for All and partners for what was a fantastic event.”

The festival was organised as part of the Scottish Walking Football Network which brings together five national organisations to support and enable the development of the game across Scotland whilst measuring its impact: Paths for All, Age Scotland, Scottish Association for Mental Health, Scottish Football Association and the SPFL Trust.

The network has been endorsed by a number of Scottish football legends including Craig Brown, former Scotland manager, Archie MacPherson, the ‘voice’ of Scottish football and former Scottish FA Chief Executive, Gordon Smith.