Synopsis of 2022 from President Keiran Tilley

As I look back on the season 2022 it is with a great amount of pride in what we have all achieved at Bury Relics Walking Football Club.

We have had a terrific first full season since 2019 due to Covid. Results wise we’ve collected an amazing 6 trophies between the teams which is no mean feat, but I think it’s a lot more than that. We have a really good set of lads who get on well in the main but also who look after each other both on and off the pitch which is great to see.

We are really well respected by the officials of ( GMWFL) and I have been told by them several times this year that we are the best run club in the league. Also our opponents respect us for the way we conduct ourselves and the way we play the game itself. We have used over 36 players in league matches this season as we now have four teams in all.

What we do is of course about walking football but I believe it’s much more than that. We socialise together and have several well attended events such as Golf days, curry nights and of course our brilliant presentation evening. All these events bring us closer together and I must say the comradery is brilliant, please keep it going guys.

Other things I definitely feel deserve a mention are:

  • Keith Bibby’s selection for the England Parkinson’s Walking Football team in July.
  • Sir Pat’s selection to carry the commonwealth games Baton in Bolton in July
  • Also Tex being recently selected to go for trials for the England over 70’s walking football team in February 2023 an excellent and deserved recognition.

So things are looking good for the Relics. Let’s all work hard together to keep up the standards and keep improving Bury Relics for us all.

I’m looking forward to the 2023 season together.