International & Regional Representative Players
WWF Year 6 was the age WF stepped up a level and international WF started.
The 1st IWFF World Cup was held at Leyton Orient FC on June 1st/2nd 2019 and Australians Ken Lewis and Mark Blythe were selected, admittedly on availability rather than ability, but who cares!
In the 60+ category The Aussies came 3rd/5 and won the Most Sporting Country category – Champions of the World! Ken Captained his country against Wales and Mark against Spain with Scotland’s Steve Archibald (yes really) the Spanish Captain?
In the 50s the next day the small older Aussie squad struggled coming 13th/16 Mark scoring in a 1-0 win over Portugal. At the World Cup our Ladies played a demo match for Chelsea against West Ham and won 2-0 with 2 cracking goals from Sue Thearle.
Our first England International (WFA) was Keith Harris for the 70+ playing in the rain at Guernsey on Friday 1 November in a 2-1 win.
The next day (2.11.19) six of our ladies played in the first ever Women’s IWFF International Match for England v Wales at Merthyr Tydfil. Vice-Captain Carolyn Kelly led the 50s to a 3-1 win alongside Helen Attwell, Sharon Meek and Laura Strong, Laura and Sharon scoring. Stepping in due to Sue Thearle’s injury, Mark Blythe was our first ever England Manager, a 100% record! In the 40s Dawn Richards played alongside Helen Stevens who scored in a convincing 7-1 win.
Sadly the Corona Virus postponed the Ladies playing in Sweden and the World Cup in Majorca and Bill Oldham making his debut for England 75s, hopefully the games will be reorganised soon.
We have had 8 Regional Reps so far for WFA teams:
Andy Litchfield 50+ South East England
Glenn Mitchell 60+ South East England
Tony Proud 70+ South East England
David Pooley 70+ South East England
Keith Harris 70+ South East England
Howard Condor 70+ South East England
Bill Oldham 75+ South England
Richard Shelley 75+ South England
Walton Walking Football Honours Board
Internationals & Regional Representaives
01.06.2019 Ken Lewis (Australia – IWFF World Cup 60+ 3rd)
01.06.2019 Mark Blythe (Australia – IWFF World Cup 60+ 3rd)
02.06.2019 Ken Lewis (Australia – IWFF World Cup 50+ 13th)
02.06.2019 Mark Blythe (Australia – IWFF World Cup 50+ 13th 1goal)
01.11.2019 Keith Harris (England v Guernsey 70+ 2-1)
02.11.2019 Carolyn Kelly (Vice-Captain England v Wales 50+ 3-1)
02.11.2019 Helen Attwell (England v Wales 50+ 3-1)
02.11.2019 Laura Strong (England v Wales 50+ 3-1, 1goal)
02.11.2019 Sharon Meek (England v Wales 50+ 3-1, 1goal)
02.11.2019 Mark Blythe (Manager England Women v Wales 50+ 3-1)
02.11.2019 Dawn Richards (England v Wales 40+ 7-1)
02.11.2019 Helen Stevens (England v Wales 40+ 7-1, 1goal)
2019 Andy Litchfield (South East England 50+)
2019 Glenn Mitchell (South East England 60+)
2019 Tony Proud (South East England 70+)
2019 David Pooley (South East England 70+)
2019 Keith Harris (South East England 70+)
2019 Howard Condor (South East England 70+)
2020 Bill Oldham (South England 75+)
2020 Richard Shelley (South England 75+)
23.08.2020 Ray Smith (England v Rep Ireland 70+, 0-2)
2020 Dawn Richards (England v Sweden & Poland 40+, 0-3, 0-1)
2020 Julie Cartmell (England v Sweden & Poland 40+, 0-3, 0-1)
WWF Players Player Of The Season
2020 Ken Grunbaum & Helen Attwell
2019 Bill Oldham & Sheila Richards
2018 Geoff Everest
2017 Kevin Wood