As huge football supporters, we are proud to be sponsoring Lloyd Jones this year in support of his role as a volunteer for the England Amputee Football Association, whose senior team, in September 2022, competed in the World Cup. Lloyd, who works in our Technical Support team, shares his report from the World Cup here.
England finished 9th in the world after an amazing start to a new generation, having the experienced lions left at home and the young cubs heading out to a world cup some for which it was their first major tournament this was a fantastic achievement that shocked many in the amputee football world.
The team did themselves really proud having played previous world champions Angola who in their 3 other games they had racked up 16 goals but could only manage a scrappy 1-0 win against England in the dying moments of extra time, Angola made it to the final and fell short to the hosts Turkey which the final took place in Galatasaray’s stadium where over 20,000 fans turned up and created an amazing hostile atmosphere.
England went on to beat Indonesia, Japan, Argentina and Poland only falling short to the USA, Argentina (in their first encounter) and previously mentioned Angola.
The future looks bright for England as the young lions look towards the European championships in 2 years.
Words from Lloyd “I had an amazing experience with the team. Being able to photograph in Fenerbache’s stadium and also being able to witness the final in Galatasaray’s stadium with over 20,000 fans there is something I could have only dreamt of. The fact I am able to capture memories for everyone on the team is priceless which is why I volunteer for this as a photographer in the first place, and of course, being able to help promote the sport further through my photography is great to see. The team are like my family and I am forever grateful for the experiences and the people I have met along the way. Also would like to thank the amazing Aquarius team for supporting me to make this trip possible, I am forever grateful and have nothing but good words to say about working for this company, truly one of a kind! Lastly feel free to check out my photography page LAJ Photography you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and my website is www.laj-photography.co.uk“