ALLOA ATHLETIC’S walking football team will be taking part in an upcoming tournament in aid of a national charity.

Hosted at Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre, the Celebration of Walking Football event will support Age Scotland, the national charity for older people.

The celebration will stage two competitive walking football tournaments, one for players aged over 50 and the other for those over 65, each featuring several teams from across Scotland including Alloa Athletic and will celebrate a return to the sport after the pandemic.

Brian Sloan, Age Scotland’s chief executive, will be taking part in the challenge.

He said: “Walking football, and the rising popularity of walking sport in general, is helping to make sport enjoyable, sociable and inclusive for everyone and I’ve been delighted to see it going from strength to strength in Scotland.

“It deserves to be celebrated, so it’s wonderful that teams from across the country are coming together for this exciting event – especially after a long period away due to Covid-19 restrictions.

“We at Age Scotland are honoured and grateful that Oriam Walking Football have named us their chosen charity, and I’m personally looking forward to getting involved as a member of the marathon challenge team on the day.

“We hope you’ll show support for what is sure to be a great day of camaraderie, fun and friendly competition.

“Your donations will make a real difference to the lives of older people struggling with feelings of loneliness and isolation.”

The event takes place on Sunday, November 21. Every £10 raised allows Age Scotland to make two calls to offer comfort and reassurance to older people who might not hear from anyone else during the week.”

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