THREE walking football clubs from Denbighshire are set to represent the county in the the St David's Challenge Cup competition.

The six-a-side tournament will take place at Eirias Park indoor centre on March 1, with eight teams from across North Wales going head-to-head at the event.

Among those will be Denbigh Walkers, CPD Henllan and Prestatyn WFC.

Denbigh Walkers manager David Cribb said: "Denbigh Walkers train hard every week, and as long as we don't lose to a team out of the county, we will be more than happy!"

Walkers’ Captain, John Olivera added: "I hope that our team will win, we have been working on our strategy and optimising our walking technique.”

All of the team managers are hoping that Walking Football in North Wales will be the real winner on the day and that the tournament will bring valuable publicity for the sport that brings both health and social benefits to men over 50 and women over 40 years old.

Many walking football tournaments are now catering exclusively for the over 60’s and over 70’s age groups.

The game itself has very specific rules that outlaw all running and allows no contact between players. As a result, matches are played at a slower pace, often on state of the art 3G artificial grass pitches, thus reducing the threat of pain, discomfort and injury.

The eventual St David's Challenge Cup champions will be taking part in a trophy presentation to celebrate their success at around 3pm.