My own sporting prowess, as readers of this blog know, is rather limited so it is great to see that my children take after their father and not me.
Now that the weather is improving, Ieuan is spending every waking minute when not in the classroom kicking a ball around which is a refreshing change from his previous unswerving allegiance to all things i(Pad).
Caitlin’s ballet phase is in full swing and I am fully expecting it to morph into an obsession with ponies very shortly.
Either way, we are enjoying the rush of activity and the chance to spend time in the sunshine and fresh air.
And, of course, the sporting season is upon us with the UEFA Euro 2016™ football championship rapidly approaching.
On March 24th Wales will be playing Northern Ireland in a friendly and we are hoping our boys will do us proud. It will be a great opportunity for all the family to get together and cheer Wales on.
Then, there’s the brilliant chance for kids to win the opportunity to be a Player Ambassador at at one of three UEFA EURO 2016™ matches taking place in June or July 2016 and the chance to win one of a hundred footballs in McDonald’s fabulous competition.
Ieuan is so excited at the prospect of walking out on to the pitch for Wales with his football heroes. Gareth Bale, Wales’ youngest ever scorer and the man who contributed 7 out of 11 goals in Wales’ qualifying match, is definitely his number one. The fact that there would be thousands of people watching Ieuan, does not daunt him in the slightest!
It would be a dream experience for any young football fan so we have explained that he might be up against a bit of competition!
How to enter
To take part all you have to do is to upload a photo of your child showing their passion for football: cheering on their country, celebrating a goal, or supporting their favourite team via the entry form.
Here’s that link again. www.mcdonalds.co.uk/ukhome/Sport/Football/LetsPlay/EURO-2016.html.
McDonald’s are offering some amazing prizes.
Not only does your child get to walk out on the pitch but McDonald’s are throwing in (see what I did there?), travel and accommodation for the three day trip to attend each respective match.
This is for one parent / guardian (who must be over 18) and the winning child.
These are the matches the Player Ambassadors will be attending.
England vs Wales (England Player Escort) Match 16, Lens, 16th June 2016 (4 prizes)
England vs Wales (Wales Player Escort) Match 16, Lens, 16th June 2016 (3 prizes)
Northern Ireland vs Germany (Northern Ireland Player Escort) Match 30, Paris, 21st June 2016 (1 prize)
The Final, (Player Escort may walk out with either team) Match 51, Saint-Denis, Paris, 11th July 2016 (1 prize)
1 of 100 footballs
Your child must be between 6 and 10 years old (inclusive) on 10th June 2016. Entries are limited to one per eligible child. No purchase is necessary to enter.
You’ll have to hurry though, the competition closes on 10th April 2016, just a few short weeks away so get photographing.
We’ve got our entry in and Ieuan has already requested a French phrase book and some new footie boots.