WALKING FOOTBALL: First trophy triumph for Huntingdonshire team

The Huntingdonshire Walking Football Group celebrate their tournment success.

The Huntingdonshire Walking Football Group celebrate their tournment success. - Credit: Archant

A bunch of local footballers are walking tall after beating off opponents from across the region to claim a tournament triumph.

The Huntingdonshire Walking Football Group (HWFG) won an event laid on by the Northampton Town FC Community Trust at Sixfields Stadium recently.

They were unbeaten in the group stages of the six-a-side competition, powered through their semi-final and beat Leyton Orient 2-0 in the final to lift the trophy.

The HWFG squad was captained by Pete Graham and also featured goalkeeper Steve Padget and the tournament leading goalscorer in Andy Smith.

Other members were Neil Benham, Terry Woodgate, Liam Wilson, Stan Braycotton, Graham Paine and James Coubough.


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It was a first trophy success in the four years since HWFG was formed. The group has more than 50 members and lays on four weekly sessions at One Leisure venues in Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots.

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