Deputy Ynys Môn enters the field during an Amlwch football match

YNYS Môn MP Virginia Crosbie stepped in at the last minute to join a soccer tournament after Amlwch’s women’s team went down.

Ms Crosbie was initially at the sevens tournament on Saturday June 18 as a spectator as she sponsors Amlwch Football Club, and has already raised over £4,100 at a gala dinner.

However, he was told the squad only had six players and was told to put on a kit and play.

The team competed against Llandudno, Pwllheli, Llangefni A, Llangefni B, Rhyl 1879 A, ​​Rhyl 1879 B, Bangor 1876, Bangor Under-19’s and Trearddur Bay, and despite Llandudno running out of eventual winners, Amlwch went on to won four games, lost four games and drew in a respectable outing.

“I have to say it was a profound moment for me because my football skills are really non-existent, but I think it’s every fan’s dream to go out on the pitch and help the team,” said said Ms. Crosbie.

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“I was no different and I just couldn’t say no.

“My teammates have been wonderful, helping me, encouraging me and being incredibly kind when I screwed up.

“It was a brilliant tournament and everyone was just brilliant with football at a higher level than I could ever handle.

“I think I’ll hang up my shoes now and stick to tennis!”

Amlwch Town Ladies captain Carol Lewis said: “It was a pleasure to welcome Virginia to our first tournament in several years on Saturday.

“Virginia has been a huge supporter of our club and as a token of appreciation it was nice to allow her to wear the kit and experience the thrill of playing for the city – fair play to Virginia for participating!”

A Llandudno Ladies FC spokesperson said: “We really enjoyed the tournament hosted by Amlwch on Saturday and it was great to see Virginia Crosbie MP not only supporting the team but actually playing when Amlwch were short on players. and take to the field for a game or two.

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