Bobby Moore Walking Football Festival Success


Recently Sheffield and Hallamshire County FA hosted a Walking Football Festival to help raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund.

The Festival was hosted at one of the new FA Hub sites, St Georges Park Thorncliffe on Saturday 8th July. There were 9 teams taking part in the tournament all whom are pictured above, teams included four over 50s teams; Barnsley Pals, Wakefield Wanderers, Swallownest FC and SWFC Community Programme and 5 open age teams; Mature Millers, Pinfold Pumas (X2), Dore Walking Football and SHCFA  plus friends and family.

Overall there were 74 players across the 9 teams plus lots of family down to support. All the games were played with a great spirit with the aim of having fun, meeting new teams and enjoying the day.

“we are happy to announce that the total money raised was £653.48!”

Chris Roy from Dore Walking Football stated “Thanks very much for organising. A good event and cause.  We thoroughly enjoyed the day. We looking forward to being involved in future FA organised events.”

A number of gifts were donated to the SHCFA raffle including a signed England shirt and a signed Sheffield Wednesday shirt. SHCFA would also like to thank Swallownest FC, Paradise Tropical Butterfly Park, Paradise Island Mini Golf and S10 gym for donating prizes to support the raffle.

With the kind support of these organisations and the donations and purchases made by all the teams and their support on the day we are happy to announce that the total money raised was £653.48! This will go directly to the charity as the costs of the festival were fully covered by The FA.

SHCFA Assistant Football Development Officer Jade Elson said “It was great to see a number of teams taking part in this event to raise awareness of the Bobby Moore Fund. Walking football is increasing in popularity and we now have several sessions available.”

If you are interested in playing Walking Football or would like to look at setting up your own Walking Football session in your local community please call  0114 261 5500 or email

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