Nailsea & Tickenham Football Club has announced it will be partnering up with Nailsea Walking Football Team.

The club were approached by founders Dave Newcombe and Dave Morgan who started Nailsea United WFC after exploring various ways to become affiliated to an existing Senior football club.

The team will make an official application to compete in the Over 50s and over 60s League’s and continue playing many friendlies and Tournaments, with the club now on the lookout for more enthusiastic over 50‘s males and females over 35s.

The newly named Team will be managed by Dave Morgan who has been in the game for many years and played his football for Port of Bristol in the Gloucestershire County League and Dave Newcombe who will oversee as Chairman who previously played for Portishead WFC.

Both now see the setup of this newly named team, a great opportunity for older generation players who want to continue to keep fit and compete and enjoy taking part in a sport that has seen phenomenal growth over the past few years and will undoubtedly continue to thrive.

The pair will be planning a series of training sessions and friendlies in the coming year. Dave Newcombe said: “To be given the chance to start at a big club like Nailsea & Tickenham FC is a fantastic opportunity for both myself and Dave Morgan and now will give more local talented football enthusiasts the chance to re-vitalise their love of the game, make new friends and contribute to the community.”

Manager Dave Morgan added: “We’re really looking forward to this, bringing together a newly named team and we are always looking to strengthen our main core. We’re totally committed and want to hear from those who might be interested.

"The original message was sent out back in May 2023 and we had 13 people turned up, now we have over 45 potential players turning up! 

We are delighted that Nailsea & Tickenham FC, now the most successful senior club in Nailsea have welcomed us to be part of a fast growing set up with great facilities and great people, we are excited for the future with N&T."

Chairman of Nailsea & Tickenham FC Rob Gregory said: “It has always been in our plans to start a walking football team and for this to come along so quickly after announcing our new U18’s team recently, is fantastic and demonstrates our commitment to continue offering great opportunities to the community in Nailsea which as we all know, is growing very fast.

“I’m delighted that Dave approached us and having listened to their plans and knowing that this was always within ours, it really was a no-brainer."

For those players that are interested in finding out more information regarding the new Nailsea & Tickenham Walking Football Team please contact Dave Newcombe on 07939 374147 or Dave Morgan on 07779  365888.