Brittany Exchange Falls Victim To Storm Emma
International
1 March 2018

Brittany Exchange Falls Victim To Storm Emma

Wales U15 boys and girls suffered a disappointing end to their Brittany exchange as both of their games fell victim to Storm Emma.

After nine goals were scored on the annual exchange’s opening day on Tuesday, hopes were high for more drama on Thursday.

But bad weather on both sides of The Channel put paid to the Welsh boy’s and girls’ chances of ending the week with a win.

The exchange, which is a legacy of Wales’ Euro 2016 stay in Dinard, is about far more than football though and all the young players involved learned lots about the culture of their fellow Celts, while most of the Welsh boys enjoyed their first taste of international football.

FAW Trust Technical Director Osian Roberts said: “We have such great memories of our time in Dinard during Euro 2016 and it’s great that this link has continued. Hopefully it will go on for a long time yet.

“It has given our boys and girls an unforgettable experience and many of them have represented Wales for the first time. Congratulations to them all.”

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The week kicked-off amid much excitement at Jenner Park on Tuesday, with the Welsh boys edged out 3-2, despite leading at 2-1 half time.

It was a game neither Ntazana Meyembe or Ryan Viggars will ever forget though as they celebrated their first international goals.

Meanwhile at the Centre Technique Breton, Ploufragan, Matt Clement’s U15 Girls continued their Bob Docherty Cup preparations with a tough test against the Bretons.

And, even though they competed well, they were beaten 3-1 but finished the match buoyed by an impressive Isabella Reidford strike.

On Wednesday, cultural activities took centre stage as the Welsh girls joined their hosts on a tour of EA Guingamp’s Stade de Roudourou, while the boys spent the day in Cardiff, visiting the Principality Stadium and even braved the cold to take the City Sightseeing tour.

But, all four sides were robbed the chance of a second game on Thursday as heavy snow hit South Wales and ice made the Ploufragan pitch unplayable.

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