Ellan Vannin football team received a hero’s welcome from a crowd of family, friends and supporters as they arrived back at Ronaldsway from Sweden yesterday (Monday).
The team, 250-1 outsiders at the start of the ConIFA World Football Cup, lost the final on penalties to the Countea de Nissa.
They stepped off the aircraft proudly displaying their medals and trophy, to be read a congratulatory message on behalf of Tynwald President Clare Christian. She praised their ‘real David and Goliath effort’. They were cheered as they walked into arrivals.