Not to be outdone by the men, the ladies’ team at Melksham Walking Football Club has also returned from a recent tournament with silverware.
The ladies won the Exeter Ladies’ Tournament against teams from Exeter, Dawlish, Plymouth, Braunton and Taunton.
Chairman Russell Hillier said, “Despite a slow start and two injuries, Melksham battled to come second in the group and then went on to beat a strong Plymouth side in the final.
“Competitively, the club – both the men and women – have been extremely successful with a packed trophy cabinet that now needs to be replaced to fit the newly acquired trophies!
“But the real story behind the success is about the number of participants playing recreational walking football each week.
“In some cases, they were doing little if no other exercise, and now find a reason to get out of the house to exercise – and have also found a new group of friends with similar interests.
“Whilst most men have played at least a little football before, the majority of the ladies playing did not have the opportunity to play when younger and many of those that started three and a half years ago are now competing in regional and national tournaments and leagues.”
Melksham Walking Football Club was formed in 2019 and has since grown into one of the leading walking football clubs in the south west with close to 100 people playing recreational and competitive walking football regularly at the four sessions each week.