Walking football tournament raising cash for Marbella woman who lost her limbs

WALKING FOOTBALL SPAIN: Back on the ball. Credit: Shutterstock

A WALKING football team has told Euro Weekly News that its planned international tournament will go ahead in Elviria this Saturday.

Walking Football Spain’s Mini International Tournament is due to be played at Elviria’s Estadio Santa Maria.

The tournament is set to feature five teams, including English and Spanish sides. All proceeds will go to raise money for a prosthesis for Sarah Almagro Vallejo, a young Marbella woman who lost her limbs to septicaemia in July, the club said.  

Ronnie Waugh, of Walking Football Spain, said official FA referee Brian Russell would be on hand for the tournament.

Spectators have been invited to attend the tournament free of charge, with a prize raffle and barbeque held after the games.

Mr Waugh said details about matches at Quesada in Jaen Province and a trip to Steinhagen in Germany would be confirmed soon.

The club is also looking for members interested in filling the posts of President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary, he added.

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