LITTLE Oakley Walking Football Club are celebrating title success.

Their Blues team have won the over-60s division of the Day Lewis Pharmacy Essex Walking Football League.

Two of the club's teams - the Blues and Reds - played in their last tournament of the season at the Len Forge Centre, in Eastwood, Southend.

They were up against teams including title rivals Chelmsford City Clarets and Eastwood Falcon Blues.

Going into the tournament, the Blues were leading the way by eight points and, subject to winning one of their last two fixtures and drawing the other, knew they would end up as champions.

They achieved their goal in style after beating Shooters North Weald 4-0 and Eastwood Falcon Yellows 3-0.

The Blues' goals came from Ronnie Cooledge (two), Billy Tyrrell (three) and Graham Tyrrell (two).

The Reds had just one fixture left, against Shooters North Weald, which they drew 0-0.

They ending the season in a very respectable mid-table position.

The runners-up spot is still undecided, between Chelmsford City Clarets and Eastwood Falcons Blues. Both still have games left to play.

Oakley manager Derek Murr said: "The lads showed the right degree of professionalism during the tournament, which is what was expected by both (coach) James Martin and myself from both our teams all season, so we got the result I feel we deserved.

"Our passing on the day was the best I have seen.

"The boys had worked hard all season and put in some extra training last week to ensure we all went into this tournament fully focussed.

“I hope that with our success this season, and with growing interest locally and nationally in walking football, it would be great if other local teams could join us next season.

"The 2018 season is expected to start in March and finish in October.

Murr, who is also league chairman, added: “I wanted to end the league’s first season on a high and feel this was what we achieved.

"I'd like to thank all the teams that competed in the inaugural season, the league rules committee and Kevin Watts, of the Essex FA, for their guidance.”

Oakley hold training and coaching sessions on their 3G pitch at the Memorial Ground every Wednesday, between 11am and 12pm.

Meanwhile, the Blues are looking for a new away kit sponsor.

Anyone interested should contact Murr on 07769 267003 or email