Established December 2012
Walking Football

Bayne Memorial Hall Loanhead EH20 9BL (LMYFC) Wednesday 2 - 4pm
Monday - Lasswade Centre 6-7pm
Tuesday - Saltire Soccer (Mayfield) 7-8pm
Wednesday - Loanhead 2-4pm (as above)
Thursday - Dalkeith Campus 6.30-8pm
Friday - Ladywood Leisure Centre 10-12 noon
£2 per session - For 50+ age group
Please get in touch if you require information - or if you would like a challenge - Contact Peter 07710 461 821 or use contact page

Player of the Year
2013 Bob Blaikie 2014 Peter Collins 2015 Jim Shepherd 2016 Peter Frame 2017  Ali Paterson

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Ali receiving POY trophy 2017 from Gary Locke - Squad with the Scottish & Carribean trophies


Trinidad & Tobago - Winner of the Caribbean Cup

Peter Collins
SFA South East, Grass Route 'Best Volunteer in Adult Football' 2017


Paths for All Glasgow Green Scottish Cup June 2017 CHAMPIONS 


Qualified from group consisting of Lorreto, Hearts 06 & Glasgow Sports East

QF Midlothian 3-1 Dunfermline / SF Midlothian 6-2 Hearts 98 / Final Midlothian 2-0 Gretna


Report from John Hislop, The Edinburgh Reporter  (Match Report)





Galashiels May 2017 - Runners Up to Gretna Official Photo Link



Stenhousemuir April 2017 / Known as Malcolm the Red Tournament

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                                                                      Bibs & Balls kindly provided by SPFL Trust



Player of the Year 2016 - Peter Frame


November 20th Galashiels - Winners (Match Report)


G4s     GPC

'Quote's From the Southern Reporter'
'Positiveley ancient-looking bunch of lads from Loanhead'
'The Loanhead fellows may have looked like they had got lost on the way to the Post Office to pick up their pensions, but they were definitely a fantastically skilled bunch of wrinklies'

Spartans June 19th - Scottish Cup (runners up)

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Congratulations to Links Park Community Trust (Montrose) winners of the first walking football, Scottish Cup

Section: Glasgow Green 3-1 (Frame, Murray, Hall) / Ayr Walkers 3-0 (Davidson, Murray x2)

Heart of Midlothian 2-1 (MacDonald, Hall) / East Fife 1-0 (Davidson)

Quarter Final Glasgow Athletic 1-0 (Murray)

Semi Final Carnoustie Panmuir 0-0 / 3-1 penalties (Murray, Addison, Frame, Milne with penalty saves)

Final Links Park Community Trust 0-1


Glasgow Green June 3rd - Winners Yes you read correctly - Winners / Jim Hall man of Tournament 


 Gala April 24th   Gala Facebook

Same old story, Penalty Practice next week - Win all games in round robin, draw Final 0-0, lose on penalties



Stenhousmuir - April 17 Stenhousemuir_MidStenhousemuir_group


Newcastle - March 4th 

Well done everyone, once again undefeated, but lose the final on penalties


Toryglen February 29th with Vivian Wallace player of the tournament, 5 goals including a hat-trick against Stenhousemuir

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MIDLOTHIAN’s answer to Lionel Messi has been awarded a prestigious walking football award by his hero – Hibs legend Keith Wright.

James Shepherd, a grandfather, was left “shocked” when he was announced as Walking Footballer of the Year at the Bayne Memorial Hall in Loanhead.


The lifelong Hibs fan, from Penicuik, was presented with his accolade by Wright – who was wearing a Santa suit to hide his identity as he arrived at the hall.

The 72 year-old said: “I was so embarrassed when they announced I’d won it, I just didn’t expect it.

“Everyone else is just as good as me.

“For Keith to present me with the award was great, he’s one of my heroes.”

Walking football is a “new sport” aimed at keeping people over the age of 50 fit and involved in football.

Vivian Wallace, who runs the Midlothian Walking 
Football programme – of which Mr Shepherd is part – said it offers men who thought their best days on the pitch were behind them a slow-paced but exciting route back into sport.

The same rules and techniques apply as normal, however no running is permitted – allowing those who are less mobile to enjoy the game.

Mr Shepherd, a former forester of Penicuik Estate, said: “I’ve played football my whole life and I intend to keep playing in this club for as long as I am able.

“I always dreamed as a youngster of playing at Easter Road one day, and because of the Walking Football team, I’ve had this opportunity and it was great

Midlothian Team of the Year
Glenn Milne & Peter Collins collect Midlothian Team of the Year Award from Lord Provest
Walking Football sponsors - Saltire_Soccer mid_councilPaths_for_All

Algarve Vilamoura

The Midlothian Walking Football Team flew out to Portugal recently as Scotland’s representatives in the Brown’s International over 50’s Walking Football Tournament.

 After a rather lengthy discussion with all team captains, an agreement was made on the actual rules as all ten teams played a different form of walking football. Two touch, three touch, unlimited touch, goal area restricted or not, height restrictions or not? The only thing we all agreed on was - no running! The first day of the tournament went really well for the Scottish side winning 5-1, 1-0 and 1-0 in the group stages ending with an exciting last game against the eventual winners Soccer Olhanense Strollers which ended in a 0-0 draw. The second day took its toll with four injuries and torrential rain to deal with but Midlothian made it through to the semi-finals undefeated losing out to Cove Strollers on penalty kicks. Presentation and BBQ indoors, as the rain flooded the decking area, where Soccer Olhanense Strollers, captained by Brian Kilcline, an FA cup winner with Coventry City, was presented with the cup and the outstanding player of the tournament award. The following day Midlothian joined thousands of Scotland fans as the national team took on Gibraltar in the Algarve stadium winning 0-6.

The Midlothian side’s new strips for the trip to Portugal were provided by team sponsors Saltire Soccer, Paths for All and Hibernian Community Foundation.

 Midlothian Player of Tournament Jim Shepherd
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Blue Flames Tournament
Team wins group - Lose in Semi-Final to eventual winners Seton Carew

The team had a great day on Sunday 4th October 2015 as guests of the Blue Flame ‪#‎WalkingFootball‬ Club in Newcastle. We were a bit green with envy of their superb facilities both indoors and outdoors.15 teams took part in the tournament from all over the country including ourselves, Hibs Fit fans and Glasgow. We started our campaign with a comfortable 2 0 win against Blue Flames A . Same score in our second game against Blue Flames D. Our third game Against Seaton Carew B sparked a bit of lively debate . The game ended with both teams thinking we had won by 2 1. our opponents congratulating us on our victory. It later came to light that the result had been recorded as a 1 1 draw by the referee. Our appeal was dismissed and the draw stood as the result. Back on the winning trail with a 2 1 victory over Sporting Chance which won us our group and a place in the semis. A gallant effort in the semi Final against Seaton Carew A where we lost 3 1 to a very good team who then went on to win the tournament. Every member of the squad did their part in what was a great team effort however our David Whyte was one of the outstanding players of the tournament.


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UEFA Grassroots Day at Heart of Midlothian FC (Sept 2015)

Robbo Joins the Elite of Walking Football

Midlothian Go out without Losing a goal
Midlothian Walking Football team took part at Ainslie Park, for the 'Age Scotland' Tournament
Teams from all over the country took part, from Annan to Inverness, Oban to Northumberland
Midlothian Results (Group)
Healthy Hibees 0-0 / Ayr United 1-0 (Kenny McDonald) / Stenhousemuir 0-0 / Dundee 1-0 (John Hyslop) / Age Scotland 1-0 (Kenny McDonald) / Blue Flames Northumberland 0-0
Semi Final, although Vivian scored, the game was brought back for earlier infringement
Midlothian 0-0 Hibs FFIT, lost on penalty decider, the ball is still orbiting the Earth
Final Hibs FFIT 2-1 Glasgow Life
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               Participants                                          Midlothian                                        Penalty ball last seen                          Midlothian Ultra's 

Peter Collins wins Player of the Year
I've played football all my life, and to win Player of the Year, is my greatest accolade, though I think I deserved the trophy !!! (PC)
 Bob Receives Player of the Year trophy from Vivian Wallace

Youngstars  in Aberdeen
Very well done to the Hibs Fit Fans and Loanhead over 50s walking football group at the Aberdeen Walking 5-a-side Football Tournament.
Played five, won five, then took on the Aberdeen coaches in a six-a-side match but went down 3-2. A great day, fantastic facility and a suberb welcome from the Aberdeen lads.
Team sheet: Glenn Milne(Goalkeeper); Alistair McGregor; Andrew Wayth; Eric Platten; 'Drew Sinclair and Peter Collins. Match results: 3-1, 3-0, 5-0, 3-1, 6-2
 Midlothian over 50s Walking Football team play first challenge match in Prestwick
Full Report from John Hislop (Edinburgh Reporter HERE)
The Midlothian over 50s Walking Football team yesterday took part in their first challenge match since the club formed last December