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Luis Tibbles flies to Falkland Islands

By Chris Ward

Blues 'keeper heads 7,900 miles to represent his country

Bury Town goalkeeper Luis Tibbles has flown off to the Falkland Islands to represent the Football Association in an ambassadorial visit to the British overseas territory.

The Blues 'keeper flew out with the team made up of Step 3 and Step 4 non-league players, from RAF Brize Norton after a training session on Wednesday at North Leigh FC.

The team has been selected by England 'C' manager Paul Fairclough and they will play two matches, one against the Falkland Islands national team in Stanley and the British Forces South Atlantic Islands XI. The party will also participate in coaching sessions with the two schools in Stanley and the junior school at the Mount Pleasant.

This visit has been arranged through discussions between the Falkland Islands Government, the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Ministry of Defence, alongside the Football Association.

The visit will coincide with Remembrance Day on the 11th November, so the FA delegation plan to attend the service at Christ Church Cathedral in Stanley, where the group will participate in the memorial wreath laying ceremony.

Everyone at Bury Town would like to wish the team, and Luis in particular a successful trip.

Updated 09:41 - 8 Nov 2018 by Chris Ward

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