Players from the Wales 6 a side football team got a wonderful opportunity to improve their skills this past weekend, when some of them were part of the specially selected squad to receive coaching from former Welsh International, Andy Legg.
The session took place under the watchful gaze of Wales 6 a side manager – small sided football stalwart – Barry John, and saw players who are looking to represent their country in the 6 a side world cup this autumn in Crete, able to tap into the knowledge that only being a top footballer can bring.
Legg, who rose from non-league himself to hit the heights of playing 6 a times for his country, was full of advice for the players and said: “I told them they’d just got to enjoy it. They’re representing their country, so its an honour….but we don’t like losing!” he joked. “They’ve just got to enjoy it.”
Keiran Miller, a veteran of many campaigns for the Red Dragons – admitted he had gained a lot from the experience: “It’s been brilliant,” he enthused.
Luke Jones, a key member of the squad, echoed those thoughts, but also pointed out: “I am immensely proud to play for my country, and I’ll be warming up for Crete with plenty of 6 a sides. I play a couple of times a week and to be given these opportunities is amazing.”
Coach Barry John is looking to pilot his side through his fifth major international campaign and said things are progressing nicely: “preparations for Crete are steady. But we’re starting to ramp it up now.” he confirmed.