Walking Football Spain started in June 2017
It was a hot Thursday evening, 3 years ago, when 6 of us met for the first time under the guidance of Adam Chandler- the founder.
We looked at this strange round object- kicked it around a bit- chatted about the objects – went home and ached having used muscles that had forgotten they existed
The following week more players turned up and we went from strength to strength.
We used to kick off at 11 am and it got very hot at Elviria, so there was talk about stopping in the summer but as the group grew we decided to carry on.
Numbers grew so we started an evening session at Benalmadena and then added San Pedro/Benahavis.
The evening at Benalmadena later changed to Monday morning at the new venue.
At this time WFS was being run as a business. There was an ownership change a couple of years later when Brian Gregory acquired the business, and again in 2019. At this point, WFS became a private not-for-profit club run for the benefits of its membership. This is overseen by a Coordination Group comprising representatives from each venue.