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Lichfield News, Getin2it walking football sessions

Lichfield News

Getin2it walking football sessions

Published on Monday, 10th November 2014

There’s no reason not to enjoy the beautiful game with walking football sessions for older people launching soon at Burntwood Leisure Centre.

Walking football is kicking off at Burntwood Leisure Centre on Tuesday 18 November from 12 noon to 1pm with a free taster session.

Led by a qualified FA football coach, participants will find out how to play the game that is becoming popular with seniors.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “We are pleased to be launching walking football at Burntwood Leisure Centre. It’s a great opportunity for older people to meet others, stay active, and to play their favourite game at a more moderate pace.”

Sessions after the introductory free taster on Tuesday 18 November will take place on Tuesdays from 12noon to 1pm and will cost £2.50 each.

There is no need to book ahead, simply turn up at Burntwood Leisure Centre’s synthetic football pitch and get in to it!

To find out more contact Lichfield District Council’s Sports Development team by emailing sportsdevelopment@lichfielddc.gov.uk or calling 01543 308835.

Football in Lichfield – World Cup fever!

Football in Lichfield

World Cup fever!


Published on Friday, 6th June 2014
Three leisure centres in Lichfield District are offering children the chance to play football for just £1 per player during the weekends of the World Cup.
Burntwood, Friary Grange and King Edward VI leisure centres have caught ‘World Cup Fever’ and are inviting children to play football for £1 over the weekends of the tournament, which runs from 12 June to 13 July 2014.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Excitement is mounting in the run up to the World Cup, and we know there are plenty of young players across the district who will want to join in the football fever that’s set to spread across the nation. This offer is a fantastic opportunity for children to have a kick about on any of our three leisure centres’ synthetic pitches over the weekends of the World Cup for a reduced price.”
The World Cup Fever promotion is running on the weekends during the World Cup, from 9am to 4.30pm. It is open to anyone under 18 years of age and is subject to availability.
The dates the offer is running are: 14 & 15 June, 21 & 22 June, 28 & 29 June, 5 & 6 July, 12 & 13 July.
To find out more, please visit http://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/worldcupfever or contact Burntwood Leisure Centre on 01543 308810, Friary Grange Leisure Centre on 01543 308842, or King Edward VI Leisure Centre on 01543 308782.


Hednesford Town’s Football Fixtures

Hednesford Town’s Football Fixtures

The season starts Saturday August 17th

First home game next Tuesday



A Bit of Brownhills Memorabelia

A Bit of Brownhills Memorabelia

While rooting through some old photos, I came upon this old press cutting – I don’t know many of the people but when I was a kid I always had my shoes from Cyril Kingston’s – and I knew the chap next to him quite well too !Brownhills Early Closers Chase Post 12-5-1994From the Chase Post 12th May 1994



I don’t think that England’s first match in the World Cup did our visitor numbers for the Fish and Chip trains much good – but after watching it I think the Fish and Chips would have been more exciting!  I hope that the England manager keeps Green in goal for the next match at least – he couldn’t let a goal like that in two matches running, could he?

The biggest problem for me is those vuvuzelas what a racket!

On the bright side of football, at last Bert Williams has been awarded an MBE for services to football and charity.  He was in goal for Wolves when I first started to watch them a while back!

I don’t know if any other locals remember but he visited Brownhills for a Fete of some other occasion and I remember queuing to get his autograph on the cricket pitch, Holland Park, also a while back!League winners 1953-54 – the first Wolves side that I can remember – although I had supported them for a while and can remember them winning the F A Cup in 1949.