The first phase of the EFDN walking football programme is about to be completed. On 30 May, half of the team will be on their way to the Netherlands, where they will compete against international opponents in the European Walking Football League in Breda, the EFDN's home town. Therefore, the team is trying to develop accordingly.
Although two sessions a week offer relatively few opportunities for coaches to sharpen team play, especially as the programme focuses on the joy of the ball, on health through physical activity and on community experience, the coaching duo of Roland Horváth and Zoltán Ódor try to make it up for the excellent team cohesion as much as possible.
Thus, in the second half of Tuesday's practice session, they were asked to choose their teammates not based on who they like to play with, but on the strengths they need for the different positions.
The usual Thursday matchday was no different, so the players in the travelling squad requested to play as a team, while the other two six-man teams were selected by coaches. The conscious selection system resulted in a very good game, and the coaches expressed their satisfaction. The tournament was won by team Varga, which was made up of the majority of the travelling squad, in a great battle against team Albert.
This week we welcomed another returnee: József Köbli was suspended during the pre-programme medical examination and was ordered to undergo further examinations, but fortunately the medical tests showed positive results, so the "goalkeeper bogy of Sofia" is back in Népliget to pass the ball and crack jokes to the great delight of everyone.
Team Varga 6 pont
Team Albert 3 pont
Team Fenyvesi 0 pont
Team Varga–Team Albert 2:1
Team Varga–Team Fenyvesi 1:0
Team Fenyvesi–Team Albert 0:2
Our walking footballers have won Hungary's first public inter-club walking football tournament.
European Walking Football League with 16 team took place in Breda with the participation of prestigious clubs.
Two former players were welcomed back by the walking football team.
It has been a week with individual female successes for our walking footballers.
As well as playing sport, they were also active this week in terms of cheering.
The Walking Football Programme continues with constantly developing team cohesion.
A team from Debrecen joined FTC's domestic walking football tournament on Saturday.
The walking footballers completed two more sessions, preparing for the first Hungarian inter-club competition.