Watch: Wales fans bring smiles to faces by handing out daffodils in Croatia
We’ve long known that Wales fans are some of the friendliest and happiest travelling supporters in world football.
Renowned for their love of a party and a good song, there’s one thing that is guaranteed when Wales Away are in town – and that’s a good time.
Welsh fans took to the streets of Split, the host city for tomorrow’s Euro 2024 match with Croatia, to spread a big Welsh croeso to the locals.
A group of fans were filmed by a Croatian news website handing out daffodils to locals. There were big smiles when they were approached by supporters and handed the national flower of Wales.
The Wales fans who bought the daffodils at a local flower market in the city, made a lot of new friends by spreading some Welsh love.
There were even a few free cwtches handed out for good measure!
Liam Cleary from Brecon was one of those handing out the flowers, he told Nation Cymru: So we brought the daffs from a local flower market and then started handing them out to local people to share the love of Wales.
“I own a garden centre back in Wales and have a passion for plants and love sharing it with people across the world.”
As for how people reacted to the Welsh fans handing them daffs.
“Everyone was loving it,” said Liam, who runs the Old Railway Line Garden Centre in Brecon. “It brought a smile to the locals faces. We are a friendly group of lads who are sharing the enjoyment of our trip
“The people of Croatia are so nice and welcoming. We have had such a good experience chatting to local people.”
Wales fans are renowned for their charity and once again Welsh football charity Gôl Cymru will be active in Croatia.
Ahead of the national team’s match in Split, Gôl will make a donation of sporting vouchers worth €1000 to two organisations that run football teams for children with various disabilities – Down 21 Split and Pogled (View) Association.
Children from their respective football teams, Special Power Teams Nedelišće/Ćakovec and Hajduk Split, will be heading to the big match on Saturday night and Gôl representatives will meet with them to donate the goods and see first-hand the excellent work they do.
As ever, the fans will be raising money to help underprivileged children in Split and around all future Cymru matches. Raffles will be taking place on chartered flights and at a pre-match fundraising party in Fabrique Pub to which all Cymru fans are welcome to come and help out.
Chester Hartley, representing Gôl Cymru said: “This incredible initiative is something we’re really proud to support. At home, we know how children with disabilities struggle to get involved in sport and the structures these organisations have already put in place are an inspiration to us all. We hope our contribution will help even if just in a small way to making sure this project continues. Thanks again to Cymru fans for making this possible.”
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