Walking football is a revelation! I had the best afternoon!
I didn’t realise how challenging it would be, how much fun it would be and how much anybody can get involved in it.
So I’d say to anyone reading this who has been thinking about playing football but feels it’s not for them – go and try walking football because I really do believe it’s the perfect game.
I didn’t realise it was so easy, but also a challenge. Even if you are fit, you will get tired and feel the effects.
The Crawley Old Girls certainly knew what to do, and I feel like I’ve been hustled! I thought they were very good and I didn’t realise they’ve done it for three years in a row now, but you can tell because they’re brilliant.
The best thing about it was that they were very welcoming, they didn’t make me feel stupid and every time they accidentally knocked me over, they picked me back up. That’s the sort of atmosphere there will be in the competition and in walking football in general.
So if you’re a bit worried and you remember from school that sport wasn’t for you – that’s all changed now because walking football is here to save the day.
And there’s no barriers to entering the People’s Cup, as it’s totally free for all abilities and ages, so I’d urge everyone to get involved and not be scared.
Fear holds a lot of people back, but it’s the most welcoming and energising atmosphere and anyone who is thinking about it, I’d say just go for it.
There’s still time for me to try and put a Radio One team together, and I’m going to try and get people on board to see if we can enter a team before the deadline.
I’m inspired now, I really am.