Worcester City FC has launched two new veteran’s teams which will take part in Worcestershire FA’s over 50’s league.

Martin Winter, 54, will manage the overall running of both sides and he can’t wait to get started.

He said: “I started playing Super Vets football about 5 years ago and have enjoyed every minute.

“Here at Worcester City FC, we are looking at engaging even more with the local community through football.

“We know that football can be a massive outlet for enjoyment and social activity. This is yet another demonstration of Worcester City’s commitment to benefiting the community of Worcester through football, we are really pleased with the direction we are heading in to grow veterans’ football in Worcestershire.”

Mr Winter added: “We encourage every who is interested to get in touch and join us, we are working to accommodate all players from those who want to play recreationally and rekindle their love for the game, to those who want a bit more of a challenge.”

It has been confirmed that 12 teams will take part in next seasons Worcestershire Super Vets competition, which starts September 12.

Competitive games will take place every two weeks with regular friendlies and training sessions.

There is also a huge social side to the setup which Mr Winter believes is a huge benefit.

He said: “I have made new friends and met some great people from a variety of backgrounds.

“The thing that brings us together is our love of playing football. At our age, most of us thought our playing days were way in the past, so it’s great to meet up and kick a ball around every week.”

In 2019 Mr Winter and some teammates travelled to Italy for a tournament and he is hopeful they will be back next summer, after the event was cancelled this year and last due to the pandemic.

City will also be looking to introduce an over 35’s and walking football teams in the not-too-distant future.