Malcom R.G. Bushell, just in case you want to know Malcolm after my mums twin brother, Ronald after my father and George after my fathers father, so now you know! 67 years old at this moment, but another year older on the most important date of the year 23rd April, St Georges Day, so we all need to celebrate, if allowed
Where you Live :
Polemi 'The village of the warriors'
9 'my mum & her twin brother Malcolm birthday'
UK - British
Highest Level played and for who:
Highest level played at & for who: I come from a very big family 7 brothers 3 sisters, and we could not afford football boots, even shoes we had to share. I wanted to play football, so used to play in plimsoles, I can hear you all sobbing. Until one miserable day getting smacked in the face by the wet leather ball, after that I swore I would never play football again. (Which I can hear you all shouting 'you still cannot'). So back to your question, my sport was cricket and played for my school Greenhill High, good batsman and outfielder, many times I had to retire in cricket, because they couldn't get me out and the teachers wanted others to play. I trained under Alan Knott at Herne Bay, one of the best international wicket-keepers, who also lives in Paphos, who I met again few years back in a local taverna. I recall playing cricket in a RAF Honington, hanger with the platoon, when I launched a ball and it hit the group captains car, put a lovely dent, so again in trouble. When I left I played cricket for the Railway Social Clubs.
Manchester United F.C. I can hear you all say, why! when you come from down in Kent, I used to get bullied a lot at junior school, until I learnt to stand up to them, so I have never liked bullies and still don't. When I was 12 on the way to school in my plimsoles, I had to walk through an alley whereupon I saw a boy being bullied by a group of boys who were Liverpool supporters and he was Manchester United, so I told them I was a Manchester United supporter, so that sorted it and they beat me up. So from that day I have supported them through the ups and downs, even cried when my hero Sir Alex Ferguson retired as manager. I have even shouted at him, when we was at White Hart Lane at Tottenham's, behind the bench, when I shouted at him, to sort out the bloody team!
Favourite Players (s):
George Best, Andy Cole, Dimitar Berbatov, but my number one was Eric Cantoner, as alex said he swaggered in, stuck his chest out, raised his head and surveyed everything as though he was asking: I 'm Cantona, how big are you? are you big enough for me?
Why Pafos Utd Walking Football?
It started in December 2018 sitting in the armchair in Herne Bay visiting family, friends and an army reunion. when I heard over the radio, 'two pensioners fighting on the pitch'. I presumed the pensioners were down the local park, watching the grandchildren, and got heated and carried away. When the weekend came the local papers headline, walking football match abandoned, due to two pensioners fighting on the pitch. I had never heard of walking football, so onto google seach 'what is walking football', At the time I belonged to boules and walking groups, so I thought this would be another excercise what I could do. So when I returned to Cyprus, I tried to find a walking football club, which I found none. So decided to start my own, so my first goal was to get players, looking for a pitch, finding laws to play too etc. So we started on the 5th February 2019, 11 of us turned up, Roger Fear as a Referee, Robert Innes Coach/Trainer, at the end of the session, I asked when do you want me to book again 'every month or fortnightly', the reply from the players was 'weekly', and the rest is history.
we are the first and largest walking football club on the island, but we still need to be recognised as a sport, as well as to get recognised within the grassroots project not just on the island but all countries, but first here. As soon as its safe to have international teams visiting us or even us visiting them is our next project to work on, but only when its safe for us to do. We are the most professionally run, all with the aid of your committee, some say we are too strong and dont like change, but I like new ideas, and ideas keeps me busy, which keeps us going from strength to strength.