I have called on the Wales FA to organise an event in north Wales to congratulate the team on their efforts and success on making the Euro 2016 semi-finals. There was much success for Wales after they advanced to their first ever major tournament semi-final.
It has been 20 years since a British team last made a major semi-final.
The semi-finals served as Wales’ first major tournament in 58 years. The last time Wales qualified for a major tournament was in 1958, when they got to the World Cup quarter-finals in Sweden.
Wales’ football stars returned to a spectacular homecoming on last Friday as the nation saluted their remarkable journey at Euro 2016. The team were greeted in Cardiff airport by First Minister Carwyn Jones and fans. The squad then travelled to Cardiff city centre for an open top bus parade which went on to the Cardiff City Stadium. Where upon a huge party featuring a performance from the Manic Street Preachers took place.
The people of Wales can be incredibly proud of their players for this remarkable achievement. I’m absolutely delighted that Wales can celebrate such a marvellous success for the team. Wales has been united in its jubilation and passion for the team.
The Wales team has done us proud and it has been superb to see the community together, cheering Wales on for every minute, every match and every goal scored. They have achieved so much, only suffering defeat to the champions of the Euro 2016.
The scenes that were witnessed in Cardiff showed an amazing spirit as the people of Wales celebrated with the team and The Manic Street Preachers.
That’s why I’m calling for the Wales FA to hold a celebration in north Wales with the team. Lots of constituents have contacted me and would like to celebrate and give thanks to the Welsh team for their extraordinary achievement.