Coaches Reports 2018
September will see the 4th anniversary of the founding of the Uxbridge Amblers walking Fc
Over the past 4 years our club has evolved into one of the leading independent Walking Football Clubs in the country.
We started with 14 players with the support of the Middx FA and now we have 50 members enjoying the Friday club night and the Wednesday roll up session .
Our version of the beautiful game has exploded over the past 18 months and over 1000 sessions a week are delivered across the country.
As you all know I take a structured approach to our sessions . Warm ups and downs have reduced injuries in play . Ball familiarisation sessions support the warm up with a ball , small sided games in confined areas support 3 touch play and minimal contact which migrates to a full 7v7 game.
My approach is that all our sessions will be 3 touch play and defending to within half a yard is now a discussion point with other clubs . I know the FA rules do not play to those two conditions but if more clubs train that way competitive matches will be much improved.
The last key area that has improved by adopting 3 touch is the pace of the game is determined by the speed of pass not the pace of he player. For as long as I can remember running has been an issue but jogging is now the problem. I accept we will all jog from time to time but with a concerted effort we will achieve 95% success at playing walking football.
We now have 6 newly qualified FA First Aiders , our own difribulator and quality equipment and facilities to support our FA charter promise and as the summer continues to have a 1976 feel and we play on grass for a few weeks I am sure we are looking forward to playing on a brand new surface at the Ambledome. We continue to have 3 pitches booked and I am sure our numbers will increase so we can have a full house at the sessions.
Finally thanks for all your support.