On Saturday we at Birmingham decided to try something a little different with a festive walking football match.
We had two MIXED teams of male and female players playing against each other including two husband and wife players and a father and son. There were three 20 minute matches, the first was a mixed 8 a side walking football (multi touch) game, the second was an 8 a side 3 touch and the last was a 7 a side multi touch consisting of 3 men and 3 women outfield players on the pitch at any given time.
The final score was a 3-3 draw. The games were played in excellent spirit and gave us all an insight as to how we can diversify this great game. Due to its success Birmingham hope to play other clubs in this format in the new year, watch this space!