Peter was nominated for all his hard work in helping the Hive Foundation get their walking football sessions up and running.
This week he was presented with a club pennant and goal keeping gloves by first team shot stopper Jamie Stephens.
Gushing about his experience with the walking team Peter said:
“Walking football means everything to me. It’s all us elderly people together who thought our playing days were over. We’ve discovered a new life.”
“I get a warm feeling inside seeing everyone enjoying themselves. We have a wonderful group here. It’s friendly and brilliant. It really is.”
The Foundation has now been running walking football for over a year, with men and women over 50 meeting every Thursday 7-8pm and every Friday 2-3pm.
The sessions cost £3 and run on the clubs astro pitches here at The Hive.
Bees keeper Jamie Stephens spoke highly of the programmes impact:
“It’s great for these guys. This is what it’s all about. Getting together and just playing. Good for them – show’s you’re never too old to play football.”
The walking team compete in friendly matches against other clubs on a regular basis, with all sessions light hearted, non-contact and great fun.
If you’re interested in playing, just turn up in your trainers and tracksuit, or contact Connor Lynch on firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.