Real Maranello WF victorious in the “Città di Fermo” football tournament
The emerging discipline of walking football (or “calcio caminato”) comes from the UK, which saw Real Maranello’s WF win on Sunday at the first Cita di Fermo. It is played 5 on 5, athletes must be at least 50 years old, running is prohibited and there is no physical contact during the match. The Maranellese team, which made its European debut last July in Lisbon during the international event Urban Sports 4all, was led in Fermo by captain Paolo Turchi and in the decisive match that ended in a 0-0 draw in the organizational time, outperformed the Piedmont Walkers team on penalties, She won this first tournament at the national level. From third to fifth, Banchester United came from Fermo, Dio Palme, and Minervino Murg from Puglia respectively.
Real Maranello WF will now participate in the national championship to be held in the province of Novara, where 17 companies of 21 teams, from all over Italy, will play “Scudetto” in more than 50 and more than 60 men’s categories, and three more than 67 formations will play for the exhibition championship. Italy also has its own national team in three categories: over 50 men, over 60 men and over 40 women, all taking part in one month in Bordeaux for the prestigious ‘six nations’ along with France, England, Wales, Ireland and the other Basques.
Real Maranello WF was already distinguished in the Portuguese capital, in the early days of July, during the ‘Urban Sports 4all’ event, an event based on social inclusion and protection of rights through sport, which was organized as part of the EU Erasmus+ programme. In addition to the municipal administration – represented by Deputy Mayor Marialina Melelli at the “Lisbon Forum” conference that focused on the relationship between urban spaces and exercise – and the football team that walks the team, two Maranelli teams from Polisportiva Polivalente were also present at it. Suitable, who competed in 3×3 basketball.
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