LTWFC Achievements to date
Luton Town FC (LTFC) appeal for over fifty players to play in the second EFL Community Trust Walking Football cup. There are enough players to form 3 Luton Town Walking Football sides. Two sides get to the semi-finals. One side included Mark Robinson, David Alker & Paul Haynes. The other semi-final side included Arthur Mason, Dave Brown, and Paul Moriarty.
Luton Town Walking Football Club (LTWFC) start Wednesday training sessions at the Brache/Venue 360. Mark Robinson, Dave Alker and Paul Haynes attend with Kevin Thoburn head of LTFC Community Trust. The sessions build up and Andy W, Andy S, Robin, Dave Watson, Graham Webster, Graham Ingmire and Pete Griffin start to attend as numbers grow further into 2016.
Luton Town Walking Football Club field an over fifties side who get knocked out at the regional competition stage of the EFL community Trust Walking football competition held at the Brache/Venue 360 in Luton.
LTWFC are invited to play in the Bedfordshire Walking Football cup by the Beds FA. They field an over fifties side in both the advanced and intermediary cup competitions. Both sides win their respective categories to become Bedfordshire champions in both competitions. The advanced team beat a very experienced Bedford side in the final. The side was: - Jon McNally, Cam Kerins, Andy Simpson, Arthur Mason, Mark Robinson, Paul Haynes and Phil Watson.
LTWFC are invited to play in the Cedars Leighton Buzzard over fifties Cup. The town side won the trophy to become Champions under floodlights. The town side was: - Jon McNally, Arthur Mason, Joe Griffin, Can Kerins, Steve Brown, Mark Robinson, Paul Haynes, Phil Watson and David Alker.
Luton Town Walking Football Club become South-East EFL Regional Champions after beating Colchester 3-0 in the regional over fifties final. The side was: - John McNally, Arthur Mason, Cam Kerins, Joe Griffin, Mark Robinson, Steve Brown, Paul Haynes Andy O’Brien, & Phil Watson.
Luton Town Walking Football team played in the EFL Trust National Walking Football over fifties finals at Bodymoor Heath, Aston Villas training ground and did the shirt proud by getting to the semi-finals against eventual winners Sheffield United.
Player Manager Arthur Mason Said “It was a fantastic day that we all enjoyed and gained some great experience playing against what are to be the best sides in England. I think we faired very well against the tough opposition - losing only one group game to a last-minute winner by the 2016 champions Blackpool. The curse strikes again - We beat Cheltenham Town 2-0 in our first game with goals from Phil Watson and Paul Haynes, had the defeat against Blackpool and then drew our remaining games against Colchester and Bradford City both 0-0 before securing a second-place group finish and semi- final place with a one all draw against Notts County with Phil Watson again the town scorer. We came up against a very powerful Sheffield Utd side in the Semi Final and eventually lost 2-0 he added”
Sheffield Utd then went on to beat Kidderminster Harriers in the final to become EFL National Walking Football Champions of 2017
The side was: - Jon McNally, Arthur Mason, Cam Kerins, Joe Griffin, Steve Brown, Mark Robinson, Paul Haynes Phil Watson & Dave Watson.
LTWFC win national Kingsmaid Over 50’s WF cup - beating Man City at the Etihad Stadium, in a very well referred feisty final 3-1. Luton were well-deserved winners. The side was: - John McNally, Tony Lines, Arthur Mason, Cam Kerins, Joe Griffin, Mark Robinson, Barrie Hicks, Phil Watson & Steve Brown.
May / July 2018
EFL Over Sixties WF Community Trust Cup
In May 2018 LTWFC's newly formed over sixties side took part in the annual EFL community trust walking football cup competition. The south-east regional round was again held at the Brache and the town beat Northampton and Oxford to finish regional runners up to Norwich City. This qualified the team to play in the national finals at FA HQ at St Georges Park Burton in July 2018 where they were knocked out in the group stage.
The side was: Tony Mooney. Chris Jurasek, Allan Carrington, John Aikman, Dave Kelly, Ron Dalton, Dave Alker, Ken Patterson, Paul Haynes plus Tony Lines @ Burton finals
In 2018 Luton Town Walking Football Club played in the TRA league south with games played at regular fixtures at Romford and Dagenham. The town picked up a trophy for finishing fourth.
TRA North v South Finals
The top four sides in the south then played a play-off league at Leicester against the top four teams for the TRA north league. The Hatters competed well but were knocked out in the group stages of the competition.
In 2019, Joe Griffin took over the running of the over fifties side and David Alker took the over sixties. The team decided to leave the TRA league after a dispute with the league organisers and joined the Uxbridge league participating in various WFA national cup competitions and friendlies.
On 9th February 2019 Arthur Mason organised a walking football exhibition match at half time during the Luton Town V Wycombe Wanderers EFL league one match. The game ended 2-1 to the non-bibs, with goals from Phil Watson and Ron Dalton, with Paul Haynes scoring for the bibs side in front of a packed Kenilworth Road and more than 10,000 fans.
The players had all contributed to a signed shirt for Arthur Mason, and this was presented by Head of LTFC Community Trust Kevin Thoburn and the team. The moment was captured by LTFC club photographer Gareth Owen.
On Sunday 18th Sept, Luton Town Walking Football Club fielded an over 50s team (aided by some over 60s) in the 2022 Cheshunt WFC Autumn Trophy - and won their first medals since 2018 by winning and becoming tournament champions!
LTWFC Ladies 24/09/2023 Great Wickenhm Women's Walking Football Trophy Winners! After only five onths of playing together their first trophy!
Paul Haynes who had been running the LTFC WF website, LTFC club PR liaison and local media liaison from 2016- 2019, moved to Birmingham to start a new job and handed over the role to Dave Brown who also took over the social media after Arthur's passing.