By Phill Bellamy
Two years ago, at the age of 71, Madeira Walking Football (MWF) was created together with long-time friends Don Amaro and his wife Wil de Jong and with just a handful of participants in our first home session at the beautiful Sports Centre Stadium of Ribeira Brava ( Centro Desportivo da Madeira ), Madeira island (Portugal).
Our journey has begun, a brand new venture that offers sport to those who live in Madeira.
We currently have 28 members, who play twice a week. MWF members are made up of fun, competitive teams to incorporate different skill levels.
Various skill levels have noticeably improved, for example:
– physically and mentally (health benefits)
– conviviality (meeting new friends at the Poncha bar, etc.)
Great group of people from all walks of life and I made lifelong friends.