Rex is pictured above with the ball.
For 84-year-old Rex, the love of football has not died and thanks to the new Walking Football season held every Friday at 11am on Cromer Park Field 1, Rex can continue to play the sport he loves.
Growing up in Sussex, Rex started playing football at the young age of seven. Like any good Englishman this is where the love of the sport started and only continued to grow.
Moving to Australia did not stop Rex’s passion for the game as he continued to play down in Victoria before moving to Sydney.
Like many others Rex’s love of the game has never died however as years went on the physicality of the game became too much and so at 59 years old Rex made the decision that it was time to stop playing.
Luckily for Rex, and others who also love the game but not the running, Walking Football was invented and is now being played across Australia and the world.
Last Friday Rex came and tried the Manly Warringah Football Association Walking Football, and he could not be more excited about having the chance to play football again.
“It keeps you fit, and you get to start meeting new people” Rex said.
Living in a retirement village, walking football is more than just a game for the 84-year-old especially with the clubhouse, The Far Post Cromer, open afterwards for more socialising.
“It gives me a chance to get out of the retirement village and do something.
“It is also something to look forward to each week” Rex said.
Walking Football Season Information
When: Every Friday, ending on the 26th of August 2022
Where: Cromer Park, Field 1 – 101 South Creek Rd, Cromer NSW 2099
Cost: $5 per game, pay as you play