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Eddie Thomas


Eddie offers us a peek into his life in the town of Merthyr Tydfill. A story about family, friends and football.

“Merthyr, everywhere you went was, you know, miners or factory workers. And unfortunately now, through the passing of the closing of the mines, it's not the same as it was many years ago.”

“I was playing for Wales veterans against England and I thought..I am still doing my coal business and I thought something has got to give… So I knocked football on the head.”

“A great friend of mine persuaded me to take up walking football. It took him a long time because I thought no, no, it’s not for me.”

“I think I had two sessions of walking football and I loved it. I’ve hardly missed a session since.”