Caribbean win Winter Nations Cup - Saturday 3rd December     

Solihull Moors locals Dave Wallace and Rob Wilson proudly represented a formidable Caribbean squad at the recent Winter Nations Cup in Cardiff. The tournament brought together six over-50s teams from Wales, England, Australia, Sweden, and the Celtic nations, fostering camaraderie amid freezing conditions. In an early match, the Caribbean side secured a decisive 2-0 victory over Australia, faced a resilient Swedish team in a 1-1 draw, and triumphed 3-1 against England, showcasing dominance despite an initial scare. The camaraderie, exemplified during national anthems played by the USK brass band, highlighted the unifying power of walking football. 

In their toughest encounter against Wales, the Caribbean secured a 2-0 win, while a stand-in Celtic Nations team, replacing the absent French team, put up a valiant effort. Guided by Dave Wallace in midfield, the Caribbean clinched another 2-0 victory, marking their inaugural tournament triumph. From nonexistence to Winter Nations Cup champions in less than six months, the Caribbean men's walking football over-50s team now anticipates their first Caribbean caps and upcoming tours of France and Jersey, symbolising their meteoric rise. Beyond football, their campaign emphasises a commitment to raising mental health awareness in Afro/Caribbean communities, particularly in this age group, showcasing the transformative power of football as a unifying force.

Caribbean warm up for Winters Nations Cup

On Friday, the 24th of November, Rob Wilson and Dave Wallace secured victories in all three matches while representing the Caribbean national team—a promising prelude to the upcoming tournament in Wales next week.

Caribbean 4 Australia 0
Caribbean 5 Fulham 1
Caribbean 1 Chelsea 0