…then we had to book the pitch. I spoke with the person there and had to fill in a form and take it to Santa Pola to the town hall. After having the form stamped I had to take it back to the sports centre where I then had to meet up later with a guy there who gave me another form which I had to take to the bank and pay 18euro for the one hour hire time. I then had to take the receipt from the bank, back to the sports centre. At last all was ready for the first night.
The first night was such a success that we have all decided to book the facility for every week going forward. We played for ten minute intervals. A few of us fell over including me, three times just because the legs had forgotten how to work properly, the most important thing is that nobody got hurt. `The no tackling rule helped that.´
One of the players on this first night, was doing a referee course in England and the football governing body FIFA gave him two match balls for him to donate to a worthy cause, and guess what he donated them to us, the new walking football team for oldies, on Gran Alacant. How nice was that!´