14 players + a referee turned up for the session on January 10th of the Gran Alacant Oldies Walking Football. It is so gratifying to see the numbers we are achieving during this winter. On this date last year we were having attendances of around 8 players.
Sitting in the elevated stand area at the Gran Alacant Sports Centre, it was very noticeable the improved standard of the players over recent sessions. Yet another newbee attended this week, and yet again, the comments were, “I did not expect it to be like this” saying how quick our players are at these weekly sessions.
The expansion of our club, continued the next day, with an away fixture at Rojales playing against a team from Quesada. This was our fourth away game at an opponent’s ground.
The picture attached shows our players at the Quesada fixture, which was a bit of a mis match. Some of our players were very much older than the opposition and we had no substitutes, whereas the home side could bring on substitutes as needed with fresher legs during the game.
We will learn from this.
On the 21st of January another big step forward for the club is to be taken, when they play their first home competitive fixture against Hondon at their new home venue in Santa Pola. This venue will only be used for our home competitive fixtures.
All Thursday sessions will remain at the Gran Alacant Sports Centre.
We thank our 6 shirt sponsors: GA Properties, GA Homefinder, GA Advertiser, Hispania, La Paletta, B. Smith builder