Our man Craig is off to the World Cup

CPFT trainer is heading for footgolf finals on the Marrakesh express

Our man Craig is off to the World Cup
18 October 2018

When he was growing up, Craig Galbraith used to dream of playing in a World Cup.

Even when he was a goalkeeper on the local football scene, he had ambitions to play at the highest level.

And now Craig (pictured) has done it - and he’s off to Morocco to play in the World Cup...of footgolf!

Craig, who works for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, has been selected as part of an 18-player squad for Team UK.

He said: “I am delighted. I’ve played really consistently this year, so I was always confident that I could make the squad. But to have it confirmed and to know that I’ll be representing Team UK at the World Cup is an incredible feeling.”

Footgolf, as it sounds, is a combination of football and golf with players aiming to kick their ball around a course in the fewest possible shots.

In October last year, Craig – who practises at Milton Footgolf Club in Cambridge - was crowned UK Matchplay Footgolf Champion. His victory came just three weeks after he was part of Team UK who became European Champions when they beat home nation France in a nail-biting final.

Now he’s off to Marrakesh in December to take on the best teams in the world.

Craig, a trainer with CPFT’s learning and organisational development team, said: “USA are the current world champions, but Team UK have beaten them recently, and although there will be other very strong teams there including the likes of Australia, Holland and France, we know if we play as well as we can, we’ve got a great chance of winning the tournament.”

Anyone who wishes to sponsor Craig can contact him via his Twitter account @Galbo81.

ENDS

For more information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Media Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 219467

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
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