Walking football: Calahonda rocked

VISIT TO GIBRALTAR: The teams played friendly matches.
VISIT TO GIBRALTAR: The teams played friendly matches.

ON their annual visit to Gibraltar, Calahonda took their over-69s and over-64s teams to play the friendly matches.

The seniors kicked off first and things looked bright when Tony Bullion’s shot found the back of the net. But despite a spirited display by the visitors, Gibraltar proved to be the better team and won 3-1 thanks to a hat-trick by Mohamed.

The over-64s game was more competitive with the home side coming out on top with a 5-2 win. Pete Madden grabbed both goals for the visitors. But player of the day was goalkeeper Eddie Ball who limited the damage.


The teams enjoyed first-class facilities, the luxury of two referees and an ambulance crew on standby (called into action twice for minor injuries). And the wonderful catering staff and those behind the scenes, treated their visitors with a lovely meal. Calahonda will reciprocate the welcome in the New Year.

History will be made on November 27 at Finca Naundrup when a male team will play a Ladies time for the first time in a competitive walking football match as Calahonda men take on Benalmadena Ladies in a cup clash.

You can take part in these events by joining the Calahonda squad at their walking football sessions between 10 and 11am, Monday to Friday with refreshments at the bar afterwards. If you’re over 50, you’re not too old. So, come along and relive the dream!

Malaga took two teams to the Costa Almeria on November 13 to participate in a mini tournament hosted by local club Los Amigos. They were in good company with Benahavis also making the trip. Alicante club Esquina Park Rangers A came out on top ahead of Los Amigos A. Meanwhile, Malaga A took third place followed by Benahavis who acquitted themselves well.



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