Three Lethbridge players heading to World Nations Cup

Three Lethbridge players are set to embark on a trip to Derby, England for the Walking Football World Nations Cup.

A mix of players from Oakville, Ontario will be joining the Canadian club as well.

The team will be competing in the over 60 category in the competition.

Bill Chapman, one of the players from Lethbridge, explains to us exactly what walking football is.

“The short and long of it is that there is no running. It is all about walking. There’s no body contact, no shots or the ball can’t go above the head. And there’s penalties for running for other fouls that are incurred. So it is a bit of a different sport in a way, but it allows people that have retired from the really active sport of running soccer to be able to participate and enjoy it in a more leisurely fashion.”

The Canadian team is guaranteed five games and if they make it past that pool they will advance to the next level.

The World Nations Cup will kick off on August 24th.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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