BEN Rhydding Sports Club is the home of the ‘Wharfedale Strollers’ Walking Football Club, which is now in its eight year.

The Club was launched by Bernie Lyons, a qualified FA Coach, in August 2014, with just 10 players on a Friday afternoon. The Club now boasts some 200 members and holds daily sessions on the Astroturf. The Club is open to anyone over the age of 55 and its oldest member is proud to be 86 and still strutting his stuff.

The COVID-19 outbreak did curtail the Club’s activities during the last 12 months, but like most outdoor pastimes it resumed on March 29th and is now in full flow. The ethos of the Club has always been about promoting healthy living , both physically and mentally, whilst enjoying playing the beautiful game at walking pace.

Daily sessions are held at around noon Monday to Friday, there is an ‘Over 65s’ session on Tuesday and an evening session on Monday. There are plans to hold a ‘women’s only’ session if enough interest is shown. Any women over 35 who are interested, please get in touch.

To learn more about the Club, or if you are interested in joining, please contact us. Email: or telephone / text: 07866 1000 72.