Welcome to Eastwood Falcons Walking Football Club...
We’re here for players over 50 who don’t see age as a barrier to enjoying
the beautiful game. We welcome walking football players from all over Southend,
Leigh, Rayleigh, Westcliff and beyond.
We began as a small group in 2015. Several founding players had links
to the Eastwood Falcons of the 1970s and resurrected the name when
EFWFC was formalised in 2016. We exist to:
- Enjoy our football (and the banter)
- Improve and maintain fitness
- Meet people with similar interests
- Offer competitive opportunities if desired
Training is year-round and open to anyone who enjoys a kick-about regardless of skill level. Our over-50s, 60s, 65s and 70s men’s teams play in the Essex Walking Football League and the Walking Football National Cup with selection at the discretion of the team managers.
Join us. For the love of the game.
League Cup: Over 60s Yellows into next stage...
Over 60s Yellows are through to the next round of the League Cup after finishing second in their group stage on October 3. Colin Foley scored 2 and Gary Bell got the other in a 3-0 win over Blackmore (Gary’s goal put him back joint top in the Golden Boot race). The squad also drew 0-0 with Norwich and lost 3-1 to Cheshunt who won the group. The top 2 qualified. Details here
Over 65s: Unbeaten final day; Hughes edges ahead in Golden Boot race…
Our Over-65s squads wrapped up their league seasons in fine fashion with both Yellows and Blues enjoying unbeaten matchdays. The Blues’ Mark Hughes also set up an intriguing end to the Falcons season, notching two goals to send him to the top of the Golden Boot table ahead of the upcoming league cup competitions.
Yellows notched a win and a draw with the day’s 4 points confirming a 4th place league finish. Details and match report here. Blues took 6 from 12 points with a win and 3 draws – but with only the woodwork denying them a possible 12 out of 12. Details here.
Over-70s: Wins, draws and other senior moments...
Over 70s Blues battled to 3 draws and one single goal defeat in their latest matchday. Mark Hughes’s strike in the1-1 draw with Chelmsford Claret saw him draw level with Gary Bell on 12 goals in the battle for the Golden Boot. The Over 70s Yellows (aka Reds) had an interesting day which included a nice 3-1 win over Billericay Red, a loss to Billericay Blue, a walkover v Cheshunt and then a “senior moment” which saw us lose to Barnet by default after forgetting we had a fourth match to play. Details on Squad pages.
GOLDEN BOOT 2023
14: Hughes, Bell
8: Tree, Thornton
5: Evison, Ackery, Smeeton
4: Lewis, Mathews,Fleetwood
3: Docherty, Hodges
2: Clarke, Milne, Manicom, Burgess, Byford
1: Anderson, Maynard, Pearse, Holborn, Pino, Roberts, Quinn, Stone, Swallow
0: Everyone else
Over-60s finish strong on final league matchday...
Our over-60s sides capped off their seasons with impressive final matchday perfomances. In Division 1, Yellows picked up 7 points from 9, including a “walkover” v Norwich to finish 3rd in the tables, just a point off the runners-up spot. They also beat Cheshunt in a friendly. In Division 2, Blues – in spite of the heat and only one sub available – put in arguably their best performances of the season in terms of control and chances created notching a win, a loss and a 0-0 draw vs league winners Blackmore. Details on Squad pages.
L-W-D on a good day out for Over-50s...
The Over-50s squad (pictured above) impressed all over the pitch on Sept 16 with a win v Concord, a controversial loss to Orient and a draw with table-topping Oakley . Details/photos on 50s Squad page.
Falcons golfers master the elements....
Our September Falcons Golf
Day at Garons Park went
ahead in better than expected
conditions, The forecast had
predicted blustery and wet
weather but thankfully – while the wind certainly blew across the course – the rain held off till we were heading home about 4pm.
Unfortunately we didn’t get the numbers of Club members that we had hoped for – but, of course, “quality” (from some Falcons, at least) was more important than quantity. In fact, Alan Malcolm, who made a huge contribution to the day going ahead, boosted the numbers with a group of his friends – helping to make it a very good occasion.
Our late lunch saw those who mastered the elements – and some who didn’t -- receive their recognition. Some of Alan’s guests picked up picked up prizes but among Club members, the “honours”, went to:
John Smith – for Longest Drive and winner of the Stapleford competition
Mark Hughes – who picked up both Nearest The Pin awards and runner up in the Stapleford competition
(* Both John and Mark clearly must have had bandit handicaps which will be reviewed for next year!)
Amazingly, Marc Waldron failed to maintain his customary grip on the coveted “donkey” prize for playing the most strokes on the day; this year the no-expense-spared prize went to Keith Hoskins.
Above all, a good day was had by all and well done to everyone involved for making it so entertaining and enjoyable.
TRAINING: JUST TURN UP AND PLAY...As of September 1, the club is dropping its booking system for training which was introduced during COVID. Members can now just turn up and play at Tuesday and Thursday sessions. We will be keeping the cashless payment system in place. Many thanks to Des Livings for managing the booking system throughout the last 2-3 years.
NEWS GO HERE...
Tuesday: 10.30 - Noon
Thursday: 3.15 - 4.30
Players should arrive for a warm up 20 minutes prior.
Location: The Len Forge Centre, Eastwoodbury Lane, Eastwood,