4th August 2021

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LLANELLI Town Association Football Club have entered two teams for the newly founded Welsh Walking Football League.

Action commences in February 2020 and the encounters will be staged with group matches at top stadiums around Wales with regular intervals up to October 2020 when the final standings of the 26 teams entered will be furnished with the league tables.

Llanelli have two squads. One for the 50 and Overs category and one for the 60 and Overs. New local players are welcome to attend any training sessions that begin again in January at Llanelli Leisure Centre.

Co-ordinator and footballer Dave Allen has signed up some exceptional players including club legendary names such as Leigh Randall, Tony Smolka, Kevin McNab and Gary Lloyd.

However, it is not just about great players that have made a name for themselves at The Reds over the years. Anyone, that wishes to keep fit and active through walking football is welcome to join the ranks.

Allen who has bags of international experience of football throughout his life introduced the beautiful walking game to The Native Indian Football Association last summer in North America.

The Natives were thrilled with the introduction and are now forming their own National Walking Sides through their Aboriginal Born Technical Director Dano Thorne snd their Indian Chief Garry Feschuk.

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Dave Allen also widely known as Allen David has also selected the Republic of Ireland Squads for the Walking Football European Championships at different age categories that will be staged at Merthyr Tydfil Stadium in Wales on July 8th to the 12th 2020.

Allen in addition is on the lookout for any ladies that might wish to keep in shape with Walking Football that used to play the 11 a side game when they were younger. Llanelli Town AFC has a team for older female players but is short of members.

In the first ever World Walking Football Challenge Cup played earlier this year, Wales proudly won the Men’s 60 & Over category. Countries included Argentina, Italy, Sweden and England as well a many other Nations.

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