Arbroath Walking football were Scotland’s sole representatives in the Lorus Consulting Copa Española in Cambrils, Spain.
The tournament was organised by Walking Football Tours
The Guys went with no expectations as this was their first time abroad and a first tournament for some of them. The guys found their feet quite early and eased through the first group stage undefeated, the highlight was a Ray Parker hat-trick.
The guys were looking forward to the finals on Sunday, again, with no expectations. In fact, they felt the standard of play was very high and they considered themselves the underdogs.
On finals day, the guys were extremely unfortunate, they finished the tournament unbeaten, narrowly missing out on the trophy on goal difference by one goal. ONE GOAL!
Shout out to Dave Milne, he finished as the tournament’s top scorer.
A massive well done to the whole team for their achievement. A big thanks also to the tournament organisers for a very well organised event.
The experience will stay with lads for a long time, and the club is planning a sortie on foreign soil again.
The team. Mike Bell. Dave Scott. Dave Whitton. Dave Milne. Ray Parker. Stuart Cargill. Allan Harrison.
More pictures to follow. In the meantime, here’s a picture of 4 of the lads after the finals.