Five-a-Side Football

A great opportunity for some real exercise and to enjoy the beautiful game.

Burscough Sports Centre
Mondays (Bank Holidays excepted)
11.00 - 12.15 pm
  • Leader: Alan Thompson  0151 526 6722. 

The title ‘5-a-side’ has become something of a misnomer, as we usually play with 6-a-side on the pitch. Our playing numbers vary from week to week so if we have more than 12 players we operate a system of ‘rolling subs’.  If the weather permits we occasionally play outside on the all-weather pitch.

Unfortunately we are at the limit of our membership at the moment with more than twenty active players.  If you’re interested in joining us, give the leader a call and he’ll put you on the waiting list.  Your chance will come soon enough.


Another Great Christmas Awards Lunch!

U3A Football players past and present gathered at the Hop Vine on Monday 4th December for the traditional end of year Christmas Lunch.

Amidst the banter, a number of awards were presented…

  • Our Player of the Year 2017 is Dougy (aka Graham Douglas), voted for by the other players.
  • The Most Improved Player was given to Big John Gordon.
  • Goalkeeping prizes went to Paul Chambers and Paul Furnivall.
  • And finally, the ‘Old Farts’ award was presented to Geoff Maitland for winning the quiz

The picture shows most of our current squad lining up before a recent game – the only U3A Football Group in the country (even in the world?)!