Just back from Bordeaux, France after taking part in the Walking Football 6 Nations Tournament. The Welsh Walking Football family were represented by Ladies over 40’s, Men’s over 50’s and 60’s. All did Wales proud. The Over 50’s Management Team, once again, trusted me as their captain . I can’t explain how proud that makes me feel. It’s always an amazing honour. 
 
We had an amazing start in beating France 2-1, however then lost to Ireland 1-0 (re-taken penalty ) and drew 0-0 with a much-fancied Basque Team. We had most of the possession but couldn’t get that vital goal. We finished off on Saturday, losing to England 3-1. Although it hurt, they are probably the best Over 50’s team in Europe, so no disgrace. One game on Sunday where we finished off with a great performance and beat a strong Italian side 1-0, so finished on a high . In my opinion, the squad we had, was the strongest since I’ve been involved in Wales Walking Football and that’s over 6 years now. With other players pushing hard to get in the squad, the future looks good. 
 
Also extremely proud of the fact that Amlwch Walking Football had 3 players (50% of team) on the pitch for the final game. John Pritch, was also with the Over 60’s. A tribute to the people who started the Amlwch Club and continue to turn up on a weekly basis. 
Apart from the football, The France Walking Football Federation were amazing hosts and the Gala Dinner they put on for us all on Saturday evening enabled all teams to relax and get to know each other which is another amazing aspect of the game. . Great to catch up with old friends and make new ones all weekend. 
 
Although the Over 50’s were only 3 points from winning the tournament, I must point out we did win the “singing” competition at the Gala Dinner (conducted by John Llewelyn Pritchard) and also the Boat Race drinking competition verses our Irish friends after the Closing Ceremony (well done Kev, Scott, Annalise, Kev & Adrian ). Da iawn Cymru). 
 
Now to sort the knee issue out and see what next year brings. 
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