The identified course was a one-day Basic Life Support with AED (defibrillator) and it was delivered at the Lagos Bombeiros Station, the course being verified by Inem. All 6 members successfully qualified on 26 April 2023 and have been issued with their BLS with AED Certificates. The second aim was to raise funds for the provision of a defibrillator not only for the walking football section but for use by our parent club, Clube Desportivo de Odiáxere and the local community. The defibrillator was presented to the club late last year.

Since their formation in 2019 thankfully OWF have not had to deal with any serious medical emergencies and hopefully, this continues. However, in the event of an occurrence they are now fully prepared. In order to maintain skill levels, the team practice first aid techniques every 3 months.

If you would like to join Odiáxere Walking Football Club sessions are every Tuesday and Friday 09.30am until 11.30am at Clube Desportivo de Odiáxere (just off N125 at Odiáxere). Just turn up or for more details contact Bill Harper email: or phone +351 960 234 641.