The Ebbsfleet United Walking Football Team
In 2016, trials were held to see if a Walking Football Team could be created. Various matches were played which suggested there was support for this new venture. For the 2017/2018 football season, Ebbsfleet United have now entered a team in the Kent Walking Football League.
The Ebbsfleet Team is administered and run by the Fleet Supporters’ trust in conjunction with the Ebbsfleet Football Club Management.
The Kent Walking Football League has 6 teams taking part who are: Kings Hill, Herne Bay, Dover, Margate, Bay City (based at Sandwich) and Ebbsfleet.
Who can play? Anyone over the age of 50 and we now have 14 signed up players.
How are the games played? Very similar to 5 a side football, except you are not allowed to ‘Run’. Games are 20/25 minutes each way and have 6 players with an additional 4 subs who you can put on and off as many times as you like. Sometimes the games are played with 7 players.
What does it cost? There is an Ebbsfleet registration fee of £15.00 per player for the season and a £1.00 one-off registration fee to the Kent Walking Football League.
What is this money for? So far the team has used the money to pay for training balls, training shirts and training cones.
Football Kit? Each player is supplied with a full (Home) kit of shirt, socks and shorts. Individuals have to supply their own boots and shin pads. An away kit (hopefully sponsored) is currently being investigated.
Training. The team has begun regular training sessions to pull everything together and improve fitness. This is held at ‘Goals’ Green Street Green Road, Dartford, next to the Leigh Academy from 7.00 to 8.00pm. The cost is £7.30p per player per night.
What’s happened up to now? We lost our first three matches, drew in a friendly and won the last game! We are a new team, but going in the right direction.
Who do I contact and where can I get more information? Print off and complete the form below, or contact Chris Judge, the Co-ordinator email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 07765 663 258 or details from Steve Boem at the Fleet Supporters’ Trust Hut or in the Kuflink Stadium shop.