Vintage Celtic the Beginning

Vintage Celtic were formed in late 2014 from a group of people who originally trained together at walking football in Hadfield. The majority of the group decided they wanted to play in competitive Walking Football friendly fixtures, tournaments and leagues and felt that they needed the backing of a local non-league club.

Stalybridge Celtic Foundation provides that requirement with two weekly sessions, one for over 50’s and one for over 60’s, along with competing in the ‘Fair Play League’, held each month at Curzon Ashton FC.

In the first complete year Vintage Celtic had some very successful days, notably winning two tournaments on one weekend in July 2015. In May 2016, the Algarve International Walking Football Cup was added to the honours list.

In May 2017 Vintage Celtic won both the Cheshire Walking Football Championship Division Spring League and the Greater Manchester Over 60’s Walking Football Spring League. Two trophies in six days, not quite as good as two trophies in one weekend in 2015 but still highly commendable.

June 2017 saw another trophy in the cabinet when Vintage Celtic won the Life Leisure Stockport Walking Football Tournament. This made it a good year so far with three trophies in five weeks.

In November 2017 the Greater Manchester Walking Football League Over 65’s Cup Tournament saw another honour gained with the Plate Trophy.

We have played many friendly fixtures (v Preston North End FC, FC United of Manchester, Chorley FC, Oldham Athletic FC amongst others) and are always on the look out for more. Contact Mike at [email protected] and we can get one arranged.

Over the last two seasons we have participated in the Fair Play League at Curzon Ashton FC each month, where the emphasis is firmly on fair play.

Sadly Trophies have been lacking a bit over the last few years!