The woolmakers at WF Biella were the referees for the first Italian football tournament organized by the federation of the same name. They imposed themselves in both categories: over 50 and over 60.
The event, which was very popular, took place in the fields of Novarillo, last weekend. 277 players participated in the Blue Village, representing 17 clubs from 5 regions and 25 teams divided into three categories. A quarter of the over-67s competed in a demo tournament. Novara Polleta Sparta de Novara and Sisina prevailed. “The event was a cause for gathering and gathering for a sport based on the mental and physical health of its players – say the organizers – And on rules designed to keep practitioners safe as well as fair play which is an unwritten rule that we want to convey as values in all of our events.”
As mentioned, Biella has proven to be the strongest. After the match with the 2021 Coppa Italia winners was concluded with a 1-1 draw, the Alexandrians were won by Vincenzo Rolando 3-2 on penalties. The same result between the over 60s where Biella imposed herself on WF Turin.
Many soccer players who were professional walkers also enjoy soccer. Thus, for example, the coach of the Italian champions from Biella is the former goalkeeper of the Roma club Massimo Miola. Domenico Volpatti, from Novara and Italian champion with Verona Di Bagnoli Playing with Pole, Alberto Marchetti midfielder Tovra and Novara is the coach of Sparta. Former bombshell Mirco Ferretti is the manager of Vincenzo Rolando. A good sign that the new sporting discipline, born in Novara, is spurring a growing interest among all former players at all levels.
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