BURTON Albion Community Trust’s Walking Football programme is creating a pathway for talented players to shine.

Tim McMahon who runs the Wednesday morning session on the 3G pitch at the Pirelli Stadium has attended the regional trials and made into the central region squad, alongside Steve Orme who also plays in the session.

Tim has only been involved in walking football for 18 months but has already made it into the Burton Albion Community Trust team that plays in the Derby Evening League and has represented BACT in several competitions.

Now he is in the regional squad he has a chance of making it all the way to the England team.

Tim said: “I wished I had started playing earlier. It’s great for your physical and mental well-being, and there is a good social side to it as well. You can just come along to play a bit and have some exercise or you can improve as a player and join the teams as well if you want to.”

The sessions:

Tuesday evening,

Anglesey Primary School, 6:30 -7:30pm

Contact: Aubrey Henry, aubrey.henry@btinternet.com

Wednesday morning

BACT Football Centre, Pirelli Stadium 9:00 – 10:30am

Contact: Tim McMahon, trudielitchfield@googlemail.com

Sunday morning

BACT Football Centre, Pirelli Stadium, 10:30 -11:00am

Contact: Paddy McGivney, paddymcgivney@aol.com

All sessions are £4.

To find out more about BACT Walking Football sessions, click here.