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Pictured: Gareth Bale speaks to Ian Gwyn Hughes from the FAW at his Elevens Bar in Cardiff, Wales, UK. Thursday 12 July 2018<br />
Re: Last night (Thurday 12 July) Elevens Bar & Grill and the Football Association of Wales jointly hosted a Q&A evening with Gareth Bale. At the event, Gareth unveiled a new piece of memorabilia for Elevens – his match worn boots from this year’s Champions League Final with which he scored that incredible overhead kick.<br />
The event, hosted at Elevens Bar & Grill was open to members of the public with doors opening at 6pm on Thursday evening. People started queueing from 3pm, with a cross-section of fans of all ages in Wales shirts and bucket hats. <br />
The Q&A, conducted by Ian Gwyn Hughes from the FAW, discussed all aspects of his career so far, from growing up in Cardiff to winning 4 Champions League medals with Real Madrid. On growing up in Whitchurch, Gareth said: “My family were a huge influence on me growing up. My parents were so supportive, taking me here there and everywhere so I could play football. Growing up I can hardly remember not being with a football – I even took one to bed!”<br />
There were a lot of youngsters in the audience, eager to hear from their hero. Gareth’s advice to them? “Work hard for what you want and who knows where that could take you.”<br />
As a left-footer, Ryan Giggs,  Wales’ national team manager was someone he looked up to growing up. Gareth mentioned it was great to beat Ian Rush’s goal scoring record for Wales with his childhood idol as manager. “I knew I’d levelled his record at half time, I needed one more to break it. The manager wanted to take me off but I said give me another 15 minutes to see if I can do it. Luckily on 61 minutes our goalkeeping coach took too long to do the substitution on the paper, so it gave me an extra minute. It worked out perfectly.”
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Pictured: Gareth Bale speaks to Ian Gwyn Hughes from the FAW at his Elevens Bar in Cardiff, Wales, UK. Thursday 12 July 2018
Re: Last night (Thurday 12 July) Elevens Bar & Grill and the Football Association of Wales jointly hosted a Q&A evening with Gareth Bale. At the event, Gareth unveiled a new piece of memorabilia for Elevens – his match worn boots from this year’s Champions League Final with which he scored that incredible overhead kick.
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