Bryan David Clark 1952-2021

Born in Battersea London on February 1952   Bryan joined SHWFC in May 2021 as part of our development project each Monday morning at Ruskin Drive He explained his desire to lose some weight but look at Walking Football as the next stage of his love affair with the beautiful game His journey through football had included a life long support of Pompey having moved to Portsmouth as a baby 
In latter years he’d moved north and followed the meteoric rise of Salford City FC










In addition he served as a referee and weekend assessor A Ruskin session with WFA Referee Steve Pitt encouraged him to look at qualifying to officiate walking football matches 
On the day he died he’d watched a SHWFC session following Steve’s every move, before joining team mates to talk all things football in the Club’s spiritual home the Turks Head 
He enjoyed the craic and left on good form with word that he was the man in middle that night at Leigh, Sadly that 5-a-side session had to be abandoned as Bryan collapsed during the half time break
Bryan was married nearly 50 years to Pauline, with a son Gary, Daughter in Law Rebecca and Grandchildren Hannah and Sam At this time we pass our condolences to his Family and friends for their loss

We mourn the loss of our friend and team mate, Bryan a true football man 


Ruskin Drive 1 Year Anniversary

Many thanks to all who attended the Ruskin Drive Anniversary at The Turks Head. A fantastic time was had by all. 

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Ruskin Drive 1 Year Anniversary

On Monday 20th September we invite as many as possible to join our 1st Anniversary session at Ruskin Drive. 10:45 for 11am kick off. Join us afterwards for celebratory beverage and something to eat, in the Turks Head. All Welcome.

Turks Head, Cooper St, Saint Helens WA10 2DQ

AGM Meeting

Many thanks to all who attended the AGM a most productive night.
Special Thanks to Martin Chopper Williams (The Clockface Troubadour) Below is a highlight of his set "Grandads Playing Football". Copies of his excellent CD available directly from Chopper, great value at £5 

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Click below for a video of "chopper" entertaining everyone at the AGM

AGM Meeting

SHWFC Annual General Meeting
Turks Head Cooper Street St Helens
27 August 2021 at 19:00

1 Apologies for Absence

2 Minutes of last meeting 12/12/2018

3 Matters arising

4 Amended Constitution 

5 Chairman's Report 

6 Treasurer's Report

7 Secretary's Report

8 Election of Officers*

9  Auditor Statement**

10 Any other business

* All current Officers have indicated they wish to remain in Office Any person seeking Election to any Executive Committee role must be proposed and seconded no later than 7 days prior to AGM In such instances a Vote by eligible members will be carried out at AGM
** Auditor appointed in May 2021 to comply with Club Constitution obligation Declaration by Auditor contained on Club Accounts Notes

The Old Saints 
(with apologies to TNS) 
Bowed out of the WFA National Cup at the first hurdle with our Over 50s falling to Everton 3-1 at Netherton, despite leading 1-0 at half time Deggsy Taylor claimed the Club's first ever WFA Nat Cup goal and hit a post as well as forcing 2 smart saves from the hosts keeper A second half collapse meant it was Everton who moved into the Draw for Round 2 
Fortress Ruskin proved too inviting for our Over 60s with opponents Third Space Bolton much too organised and lethal in front of goal despite several fine saves by Barrow 4-nil the final score 

Credit to our teams for their gutsy determination but we are now free to concentrate on a good League run for a European place

WFA National Cup 

News from the Treatment Room

Further update from John Carson  medical team
John was being put through his paces by the Physio today He's making slow but steady progress (sounds like he's getting the hang of the Club banter) 
His wife enjoyed some of the Cognac the Club so thoughtfully supplied for her Birthday 
This in no way accounts for the rough behaviour reports from Police in the Haydock area

WFA National Cup 

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St Helens WFA mark their first appearance in the National Cup with 2 fixtures this weekend 


Over 50s get a glamour away tie to Everton on Sunday 4th July at Goals Netherton L30 1QQ

Kick off is at 1:00 Everton will pose a mighty challenge for Coach Davies and his youngsters playing regularly competitive games in the Prescott League 

Look out for a truly Stars and Stripes day 


Our Over 60 have a home fixture at Ruskin Drive WA10 6RP at 11:15 on Monday 5th July with visitors Third Space Bolton providing the opposition. Based at Leverhulme, Third Space is a community project with a number of activities on offer in the locale. 


Best of luck to all involved 

The Squad for the National Cup 

Andy Houghton      

Phil Middleton      

Derek Taylor       

Ian Hopkins         

Joe Hardman         

Tom Parr            

Steve Forshaw       

John Hawkins        

Dave Barrow         

Mick Machin         

Colin Williams      

Jeff Birchall       

Peter Fitzpatrick   

Les Brack           

Len McGrail         

Tony Byrne          

Michaylo Fedyk      

Mike Andrews        

Wayne Barron        

Steve Rivers        

Mark Gravener       

Nigel Smith         

Lee Speight         

David Hamer         






28th June 2021

We are happy to report John Carson has had further physio on his knees He's working hard and enduring some agony getting the work done He's back at Whiston for x rays & further checks on Monday then lots more physio Seems cheery but going through a lot of pain in recovery



25th November 2020 

St Helens Walking Football Wins National Competition Prize 

There was a huge boost for the Club at the start of September with the news that, we had won a prize in a major national competition sponsored by Harry's Razors. Our prize was a brand new kit and football equipment. In light of the current Covid-19 crisis, there was a delay before the finished kit arrived in the Chairman's safe keeping. 

There was a goody bag for 25 players with a bright new full Umbro kit in Orange and Black, featuring the Harry's logo emblazoned on the chest, back and shorts. In addition Harry's provided samples of its grooming products.

Each player supplied a selfie modelling the new look kit, see our rogues gallery below. 

Harry's selected two of our heroes to be part of their new social media film campaign. See details below:


Harry's Website:

Twitter post:

Instagram film crop:

Partnerships which will feature the film: 

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19th August 2020

St. Helens Beacon WFC wins National Lottery Funding.

St. Helens Beacon WFC is celebrating after being awarded £4,411 of National Lottery funding from Sport England to initiate a Health and Well Being project.


The grant will allow St. Helens Beacon WFC to hold weekly Walking Football sessions for referred adult participants of all ability, gender and irrespective of age, who wish to engage in fun based healthy activity.  The sessions will be completed with basic progression and develop possibilities to participate at a higher level.

The first session starts Monday 14th Sept 11.00 to 12.00 at Ruskin Leisure 3G outdoor facility.

St. Helens Beacon WFC is thrilled to have been awarded the funding:

“All Executive members of St .Helens Beacon WFC are highly motivated to make this project a great success for all who choose to take part.  Without the support of the many people who play the National Lottery this project would not be possible, so a massive Thank You to you all, Sport England and all others who have supported St. Helens Beacon WFC”.


For further information about the project please contact:

Michaylo Fedyk (Secretary)

Telephone: 01744 816082      email:

Peter Fitzpatrick (Chairman)

Telephone: 07799 643992      email: