Following a really busy spring, we have made a lot of progress, promoting the sport both locally and nationally in France. The squad is also growing with new players, happily, from both Breton and UK origins.
We travelled to Rennes(35) twice, firstly to the Expo complex to play Aulnay Walking Football(Dept 17) and the Ligue de Bretagne. BWFA then took on Stade Rennais, comprising a number of ex-pros and supporters, filmed by TF1. The resulting video broadcast has created a really positive response, including the forming of at least one other walking football teams in Brittany – more news of that to follow.
BWFA will be providing demonstrations to events elsewhere in our area, to Pontivy (56) and Treffendel (35). The squad is also preparing to return to Le Mans (72) on the 9th of June for a “twinning” event with Monce-en-Belin and Welton, from Lincolnshire. We then travel south to wine/cognac country for a visit to Aulnay on 15-16th June
We are receiving confirmation bookings for our popular tournament in Cleguerec(56), now extended for 8-9-10-11 September – to provide our visitors an option for an extended stay in Brittany or to take part in a weekday tournament. There will be French teams involved, both from within our region and further afield.
If your group can only travel to Brittany outside of these dates, please talk to us with your plans and suggestions. We will be pleased to tell you about our facilities, accomodation and other things to do nearby. After all, we liked it here so much, we moved here!
All the Best, John Alexander, Sec. BWFA.
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