Many Shades in The News again …

… actually we’re in tonight’s  Sports Mail but you get the idea.

sports mail edit

So, who is the delighted 74 year old who scored a goal? Answers on a postcard …



Further recognition for the Many Shades

Awards update nicked from the Walking Football Forum :

Check out where you will see that the Hawks won the National League’s “Best Project for Older People 2016” for our Many Shades’ efforts over the past 12 months! :clap: :clap:

What the link doesn’t tell you is that with it came a chunky cheque for £5000 towards the Hawks in the Community fund! :thumbup:


“You’re gonna need a bigger cabinet”

And the Hants FA Team of the Year is …

A very proud evening on Saturday for the Many Shades as they collected the award for Hampshire FA’s Walking Football Club of the Year 2015/16 at St. Marys stadium.

According to Isabella Sakias of the Hampshire FA, the club was chosen for the award based on the following:
(i)   The club reached The FA People’s Cup semi-finals
(ii)  The club have organised and successfully delivered their own festivals in the year showing a proactive approach to the game.
(iii) The whole team came together to support a player that was going through a time of crisis.

Well done to all – much deserved recognition of a fantastic club.


                     The Many Shades collecting the Hants FA Team of the Year Award
Back : Barrie Gray, Steve Yeomans (Hants FA), Stew Russell, Rich Bishop, Pete Dolamore, Colin Baker
Front : David Hall, Rob Kelly, Mo Hill, Barry Carter

Red Carpet News – Fashion, turn to the left ..

Of course, for many, Awards evenings are a celebration of the latest fashion and with Vogue, Cosmopolitan and the News rumoured to be in the building, this was no exception and it will come as no surprise that the Many Shades also led the way in this category.

The dress code for the evening was “Smart” which may have proved a challenge for some, but not the Many Shades. It was down the dry cleaners for the allotment trousers; a collar, front and cuffs ironing job on the old work shirt and they were ready.

As one onlooker said, “the Many Shades don’t do fashion, they are fashion”.

Media celebrity and Many Shades’ utility player, David Hall, showed that you don’t need to be in Paris to pull off the black trousers/brown shoes combo whereas Mo continued to prove he was the John Lennon of the group with the classic open top-button look.

An anonymous source added, “the Many Shades were determined to put on a show and, boy, they didn’t disappoint”.