Man City & Kingsmaid Walking Football Europa Cup in Cambrils Spain 19th April - 23rd & 24th April 2018

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Man City & Kingsmaid Walking Football Europa Cup at Cambrils Sports Village, Spain from 19th April 2018.

Kingsmaid Walking Football and the Man City Walking Footballers have now returned fresh from their visit to check out the facilities at the Cambrils Sports Village. The facility now has details of our requirements and are ready to host The Kingsmaid Walking Football Europa Cup. Teams and individuals can now book, please read on for Booking Details.

Check out or visit on https://m.facebook.com/groups/122208478431624 The event will run from Thursday 19th April to Monday 23rd April or for players wanting a little more you can extend your stay to Tuesday 24th April and enjoy an extra FREE competition.

The main Walking Football Europa Cup event will be an Over 50's 6 aside event (max squad of 10) played with standard UK 5 a side goals (not Futsal) played to the FA Walking Football Rules and refereed by qualified FA Walking Football Referees. This will be played out over Friday & Sunday. There will also be a subsidiary competition on Finals Sunday, so there's plenty of Football for everyone.

The Over 65's Walking Football event will be played on Saturday. In addition, on Saturday morning there is a free Manchester City Masterclass Training & Coaching Session complete with stretches, drills and skills for all players to participate in.

For those clubs and players wishing to make the most of their visit there is a FREE additional St. George's Day Walking Football Competition on Monday 23rd April.

The trip is available to all clubs and players in Europe. We have created a 'Rest of UK and Rest of Europe Team' to enable individuals who are not coming as part of a team to play.

WHO ARE WE?

Kingsmaid Walking Football club started organising Walking Football Competitions in 2015 at the Etihad Campus, Manchester in conjunction with Manchester City's 'City in the Community' and the Man City Walking Football Team. We have had tremendous feedback over the years for the way we run our events. Read the write up from the Manchester FA who attended our Kingsmaid Cup Walking Football Festival on October 8th & 9th https://www.manchesterfa.com/News/2017/oct/kingsmaid-walking-football

The FA Headline read 'Two days, 36 teams and 250+ players.The Kingsmaid Walking Football Cup saw 36 teams from around the United Kingdom converge on the Etihad (Manchester Tennis & Football Centre) for two days of walking football fun. With four divisions, that included Over 50's, Over 60's and Over 65's the hugely popular event attracted in-excess of 250 participants.'

We are no strangers to well-run large walking football events.

WF EUROPA CUP SPAIN 2018

Manchester City Walking Football Team have travelled to Europe several times to participate in Walking Football Competitions. We have always returned home feeling that things could have been a little better. We felt that these events were not reaching the high standards that we achieve when we run the Kingsmaid Cup Events.

CAMBRILS SPORTS VILLAGE SPAIN

Cambrils Sports Village and Football Salou is located in between Cambrils and Salou in the micro climate of the Costa Daurada.

With Astro-Turf 4-G football pitches, changing facilities, Gym, Spa, Bars, Pools, Restaurants and even a Laundrette. Hosts to Crystal Palace numerous Scandinavian Professional Clubs, Team Wiggins and many soccer camps, Cambrils Sports Village is the perfect location.

Accommodation, is £45 per person per night based upon 4 sharing a Villa Bonita or Aloha Bungalow 4 Pax per 2-bedroom unit. There is the option to upgrade, for a small supplement, to single rooms and/or to Mediterranean Apartments with en-suite bathrooms.

All bookings are for Bed & Breakfast. Full and Half Board are also available again with a supplement.

The pitches are located at Football Salou which is a short 900m walk from the Sports Village (bus transfers can be arranged). There are also lunch facilities located next to the pitches in the Spectator Area, where you can relax in between games and watch the Football being played.

Cambrils is ideally located 15 minutes from Reus (South Barcelona) Airport and 50 minutes from the main Barcelona Airport with easy road & rail links.

As well as the Sports Village facilities you can visit the lively resort of Salou, and the idyllic Port of Cambrils (which boasts 2 Michelin Star Restaurants). The fabulous beach and bars are just 300m away. Ferrari Land, a fun 'team bonding' trip to a fabulous local Go-Kart facility, Barcelona, Tarragona, cycling etc etc. are all nearby.

PRICES

Standard costs for players are £220 (staying Thurs- Mon) & £265 (staying Thurs- Tues).

Bookings must be made by your team co-ordinator. There is an initial deposit of £250 per team, followed by a further payment of £750 by 15th January 2018. The final payment is due by 15th March 2018.

If you are going as an individual and playing for a Rest of..Team then costs are £250 & £295 respectively. Payment amounts will be £100 deposit, £100 by 15th January 2018 and full balance on 15th March 2018.

Pre- Training Stretch Classes, Man City Masterclass and Mondays St. George's Day Competition are all FREE!

Please contact me via email at mark@kingsmaid.co.uk or mobile 07725 860599.

In order to avoid disappointment please complete your booking form as soon as possible, make the first payment and book your flights.

See the booking form here.



Kingsmaid Walking Football in association with 'City in the Community'

The Kingsmaid Cup Festival was a huge success Two days, 36 teams and 250+ players.

The Kingsmaid Walking Football Cup saw 36 teams from around the United Kingdom converge on the Etihad (Manchester Tennis & Football Centre) for two days of walking football fun. With four divisions, that included Over 50's, Over 60's and Over 65's the hugely popular event attracted in-excess of 250 participants.

On Sunday The Leggy Mambo's from Barnsley beat Manchester City 3-0 in the Over 50's Champion of Champions  tournament and were also victorious in the Over 60's Cup against Wakefield, winning 1-0.

Back again on Monday to see Luton Town win the Over 50's tournament against Manchester City 3-1 and finally  Manchester City won the Over  65's, defeating Preston North End 2-1 in a tight final.

Congratulations and thanks to all the teams, players, referees and helpers on making this a hugely successful event.


Kingsmaid Walking Football Event Wednesday 22nd February 2017

In order to start the New Year we are hosting a final single match day event of the  Kingsmaid Cup Walking Football Competition for both the Over 50's and Over 60's on the 22nd February 2017.

The format will be the same as our recent finals day of the Kingsmaid Summer Cup, 2 leagues of 5 teams, each team plays 4 league matches and the top 2 of each league meet in their play-off final. We shall also have a 3rd and 4th place play-off as well. So 4 teams play 5 matches and 1 team plays the 4 games.

Matches will be 14 minutes for over 50's and 12 minutes for over 60's. A maximum of 9 players per squad, 2 subs at half time and 1 other sub allowed for injuries only.

The event is limited to 10 teams, 5 teams over 50's and 5 teams over 60's. Players Over 60 can of course play in the Over 50's event. We aim to referee the Over 60's league games with 3 alterations to our standard rules, 1) No Fast or Power Walking and 2) Minimal Physical Contact 3) Running is a Yellow Card offence and any team accumulating 5 yellows in a match will see the recipient of the 5th Yellow Card sent off for the remainder of the game. Otherwise we use fairly standard Walking football Rules. The event will include, although not exclusively, referees from Man City coaching staff.

If you would like to enter your team then please let me know. Entry fee is £45 per team, kick off is 11am and it should finish just before 2pm.

The teams participating so far are:

  • Over 50's
  • Man City, Fulham ,Xcel Walton and West Ham, with one vacancy
  • Over 60's
  • Man City, Xcel Walton A & B, Wakefield and Blackburn Rovers

If you need any further information then do not hesitate to contact us by email. ()


 

Kingsmaid Walking Football Event Monday 6th December

In order to round off the year we are hosting a final single match day event of the  Kingsmaid Cup Walking Football Competition for both the Over 50's and Over 60's on the 5th December.

The format will be the same as our recent finals day of the Kingsmaid Summer Cup, 2 leagues of 5 teams, each team plays 4 league matches and the top 2 of each league meet in their play-off final. We shall also have a 3rd and 4th place play-off as well. So 4 teams play 5 matches and 1 team plays the 4 games.

Matches will be 14 minutes for over 50's and 12 minutes for over 60's. A maximum of 9 players per squad, 2 subs at half time and 1 other sub allowed for injuries only.

The event is limited to 10 teams, 5 teams over 50's and 5 teams over 60's. Players Over 60 can of course play in the Over 50's event. We aim to referee the Over 60's league games with 2 alterations to our standard rules, 1) No Fast or Power Walking and 2) Minimal Physical Contact. Otherwise we use fairly standard Walking football Rules. The event will include, although not exclusively, referees from Man City coaching staff.

If you would like to enter your team then please let me know. Entry fee is £45 per team, kick off is 11am and it should finish just before 2pm.

Man City are playing Celtic the next day so some teams might like to try and go the match or have a stadium tour. Tickets might be available but please don't book on that basis.

If you need any further information then do not hesitate to contact us by email.


 

The Kingsmaid Summer Walking Football Cup

Kingsmaid Domestic Cleaning sponsored the Kingsmaid Summer Cup, a Walking Football Tournament held at the Etihad, home of Manchester City. Kingsmaid Domestic Cleaning, assisted by their Directors Mark & Sharron Davis were supported by Manchester City's 'City In The Community Foundation' in running 6 separate Match days over the summer. Each event comprised of 10 teams split into 2 mini leagues for the Over 50's and Over 60's. The 2 winners at each event went through to the Grand Final which was played on 6th October at the Etihad.

The events were 6 a-side games and teams got to play 4 games each in their league.

Match Day 1, played on Monday 23rd May, was won by Middleton Legends (over 50's) and Man City Strollers (Over 60's).

Match Day 2, played on Wednesday 22nd June was won by the hosts Man City (over 50's) and Man Cityzens (Over 60's).

Match Day 3 played on Wednesday 13th July was won by Wigan Whites and Huddersfield (Over 60's).

Match day 4, played on Monday 15th August, was won by Birmingham WF and Lifeline (Over 60's).

The last Match Day (5) was played on Sunday 4th September saw the Leggy Mambos complete a Kingsmaid 'clean sweep' winning in both the Over 50's and Over 60's leagues and qualify as winners for the final.

The GRAND FINAL was played on Thursday 6th October, all the previous winners met up at the Etihad to compete in the 2 mini leagues for the over 50's and over 60's. The winners and runners up of the leagues then met in the play-off final

The Leggy Mambos won both leagues and met runners-up Man City in the final play off Final of the Over 50's. The Mambos won a hard fought match 2-0 to win the Kingsmaid Cup (Over 50's). The Leggy Mambos Over 60's team beat the very creditable runners-up 'Lifeline' in the other Kingsmaid Cup Final.

The Leggy Mambos were a class above the competition at both age groups and ran out deserved winners in both leagues, performing another Kingsmaid Clean Sweep.

Alex Williams the legendary Manchester City Goalkeeper presented the trophies and medals to all the finalists.

Mark Davis FD at Kingsmaid and Man City Walking Footballer said 'It has been a hugely enjoyable tournament to run. 50 teams have entered and around 450 Walking Footballers have played in the competition. The Etihad is a perfect facilty for Walking Football and to host the Kingsmaid Cup. We have had some really good feedback from the other clubs.

The spirit of Walking Football has truly shone through. It's a dream come true for many of us to be playing competitive football in our 50's, 60's and 70's. Splitting the leagues to Over 50's and Over 60's has worked well. 122 games have been played over the last 6 months, Each team gets 4 games on the day. I'm sure that has resulted in plenty of sore legs but I'm pleased to say that we haven't had any serious injuries. We've seen some fantastic football, great goals, great moves and plenty of great saves'. There have been a lot of smiling faces. Thankfully,  I have had the support and assistance from Manchester City, my team mates from our weekly Walking Football Sessions at the Etihad and the staff at Kingsmaid to enable me to get the inaugural event off the ground.

The Leggy Mambos have shown us how to really play the game and are deserved winners. Alex Williams was suitably impressed. However, it's up to the rest of us to step up. Certainly the Man City Walking Footballers are hoping for a Pep talk'.

Our thanks also go to the teams from Blackpool, Active, Wigan, Oldham Unathletic, Stevenage, Beaconside, Wakefield, Rochdale, Herne Bay, Baslow, Chesterfield, Chesterton, LPF Leicester, Uxbridge Amblers, Huddersfield, Birmingham WF, Middleton Legends  and Leeds Titans.

Another event is planned for next Spring, for details or to register your interest email us at mark@kingsmaid.co.uk. Some mini 1 day events are in the pipeline for over the winter.

Kingsmaid Summer Cup - Final 6th October 2016

League Table

Over 50's

  P W D L F Pts
Leggy Mambos 4 4 0 0 11 12
Man City 4 2 0 2 8 6
Wigan Whites 4 2 0 2 6 6
Middleton Legends 4 1 1 2 8 4
Birmingham WF 4 0 1 3 7 1

Over 60's

  P W D L F Pts
Leggy Mambos 4 4 0 0 15 12
Lifeline 4 3 0 1 7 9
Huddersfield 4 2 0 2 5 6
Man Cityzens 4 1 0 3 3 3
Man City Strollers 4 0 0 4 1 0

23rd May 2016 Match Day 1  
  Over 50's Winners Middleton Legends
  Over 60's Winners Man City Strollers

Wednesday 22nd June Match Day 2  
  Over 50's Winners Man City
  Over 60's Winners Man Cityzens

13th July 2016 Match Day 3   
  Over 50's Winners Wigan Whites
  Over 60's Winners Huddersfield

15th August 2016 Match Day 4   
  Over 50's Winners Birmingham WF Over 50's
  Over 60's Winners Lifeline

4th September 2016 Match Day 5  
  Over 50's Winners Leggy Mambos
  Over 60's Winners Leggy Mambos

Know the Rules, No Running

Players

The Winners

The Kingsmaid Cup Trophy

Mark Davis FD at Kingsmaid Domestic Cleaning and Alex Williams MBE CITC ambassador and Ex Man City Goalkeeper

Kingsmaid Cup Finalists, Leggy Mambos, Man City and Lifeline

Kingsmaid Cup Winners, Leggy Mambos

Lifeline 'having fun'

Action from the Kingsmaid Cup