This fine body of men, resplendent in their Albion strips, were one of four local teams who last month took part in a Walking Football competition in Portugal, where games were played in temperatures of 28C!

Led by their captain Mark Tilley, the team finished in a very creditable third place in the over-50 category. The other three teams were also successful, with a third place and a Plate trophy in the over 60-category achieved while one of their goalies, Arthur Duncan, won the MPV award.

Walking Football is a slower version of The Beautiful Game and everyone, primarily over 50 and irrespective of ability, is welcome to come along and give it a try. In addition to keeping fit, friendships and camaraderie are quickly established.

Regular sessions take place in Stirling, Alloa and Stenhousemuir. Details and further information can be obtained at

The players pictured are: rear, left to right: Mark Tilley, John Mackay, Gregor Morgan. Front: Tony McGrady, Jim Buchanan, Gary Smith