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Out & About: Playing since the 1980s, age is no barrier to the Celtics

He told the genie he wanted to play for Celtic … genies can be cruel sometimes (photo: Christian Wenande)
January 26th, 2019 6:00 am| by Dave Smith

International football club Copenhagen Celtic is already training for the start of next season, which will again kick off in April and last until October.

The club has nine different teams, encompassing over 20 different nationalities and lots of age groups, including three over-18s teams (two 11s, one 7s), two over-33 teams (7s – photo right – and 11s), and one each for over-40s (photo left), over-45s, over-50s and over-55s – all of which play seven-a-side.

The old boys 7s, who have now mostly become the veterans. Things move fast at the club … or at least off the pitch

 

Almost all of these teams (particularly the over-50s brigade) are looking for new players ahead of the new season – so contact the club via Facebook to find out more.

Or maybe you could try out a training session. Celtics meet at Valby Idrætspark, where they play their home games, on Mondays and Tuesdays, and March will be a particularly busy month for friendlies – a great opportunity to get involved.

The summer tournament, organised every year by Chris Pilbeam and John Treacher on the first weekend of August, has become the club’s flagship event

 

Founded in 1982, the club has a great social life, with many beer-fuelled events where most of the members and former Celtics come together to celebrate as one.

Whether it’s at the English FA Cup Final meet-up in May, the football golf day in July (centre), the Summer Party in early August (centre right) and end of season party in November, good craic is had by all.

The green jersey was a nice touch last year as 2017 football golf champ Matt Crouch (centre) helped his successor Christian Wenande (left) into the coveted jacket with Dave Kavanagh looking on