As formal withdrawal negotiations continue, the British Ambassador, Kirsty Hayes, will be in the Algarve on Thursday, 30 November, to meet members of the local British community to respond to questions and concerns about the UK’s exit from the European Union.
The Walking Football fraternity was dealt a double blow last week when, on two separate occasions, members collapsed and died.
Today, Wednesday November 22nd, saw the first of (hopefully) a weekly session of normal rules running football. We only had 8 players turn up, but those that did had a great run out in good weather for a couple of hours. A nice relaxed game with very little physical contact, and no need to worry about the ref blowing up for running. Continue reading “First running football session a success”
Thanks to everyone who has ordered tickets for the Xmas Dinner to be held on December 7th. Can we request that anyone who is still to pay for their tickets does so by Monday December 4th at the latest. Tickets will only be issued on payment. If you have a problem getting payment to us (i.e. you are in the UK or similar), please let Sue know by emailing her (click here).
Also, we are still asking for any old Xmas decorations you may have that you could donate, or if you have an artistic bent and would like to make some table decorations please get in touch with Sue on the email above. It would be nice to feel really festive on the night.
We thank you as always.
We welcomed out new friends from Yorkshire/Humberside to a series of friendlies on Tuesday 7th and Friday 10th November.
We will be holding the first of what will hopefully be our Annual Walking Football Festival on Tuesday November 14th and Wednesday November 15th 2017 at our usual venue in Olhao.
Has anyone got any old, unwanted Christmas decorations? We will gladly take them off your hands to decorate the restaurant up a bit for our do. Please let Sue know, or bring them to any of our sessions.
For all info on getting your tickets for the big bash, please see our earlier post here
Following our appeal for everyone to “grow a mo” for Prostate Cancer Awareness, we’ve decided to donate the subs received in the last week of November to a Prostate Cancer charity here in Portugal. Some of us will be growing moustaches and getting sponsorship to help swell the fund.
Joy Kennedy at the Black Anchor/Beira Ria Restaurant in Tavira is very kindly allowing us to hold a raffle on the occasion of their 10th Anniversary bash on the 11th November. We would be grateful for donation of prizes for the raffle and/or donations. Please let Chris Wright know.
We thank you as always
Following a good response to our question whether people would be interested in a “normal” running football session, we have arranged a session on Wednesday November 22nd at the usual venue in Tavira, from 9.30 am til 11.30 am. It is hoped that these sessions will then continue on a weekly basis if interest remains high.
All are welcome, so feel free to pop along and stretch those legs a bit.
This year’s Xmas Dinner will be held at the Churrasqueira O Franguinho on Thursday December 7th. The venue is the same as last year, and again we have an all-inclusive deal at €20 per head including drinks.