Eurocoin director, ColinVeitch, will be flying the flag for the country later this month following his selection for the Great Britain Men’s 50s Touch Rugby squad which will compete with 27 other nations at the 2019 Touch World Cup which is being held in Malaysia.
Having celebrated his 60th birthday in November, Veitch is the oldest member of the 16-man squad that will compete in temperatures in excess of 30 degrees centigrade and 90+ percent humidity. Reflecting on his call-up and the distinction of being the ‘senior’ member of the squad, he told Coinslot: “To get the call-up was amazing and to represent GB is a dream come true. My wife Linda said that she’s never seen me so excited when I received the invitation to be part of the World Cup squad and that includes our wed- ding and the birth of our children!
“I’m the oldest in the squad by four years and the only player who has bid farewell to his 50’s, so I’m getting plenty of good- natured stick from my team- mates!”
It’s a double honour for ‘Team Veitch’ with daughter Suzy, a fully qualified physiotherapist, also linking-up with the squad as their Lead Physio and First Aider, having recently been based in Singapore.
Veitch continued:“Sport and in particular rugby,have given me so much enjoyment and have always been an important part of my life; in fact,I was about to start a PhD in Sport Science until I popped into Eurocoin to help Tom and Nick out for a week and that was in 1984! I’m delighted to be playing alongside my Saracens team mate Mark Carlyon who shares my enthusiasm for the development of what is a truly inclusive sport.”
It’s certainly going to be a baptism of fire, with GB facing favourites Australia followed by games against New Zealand, Japan, Singapore and Ireland. The World Cup, which will feature more than 2,500 players, runs from April 29-May 4 in Kuala Lumpur.