Press release

Alun Cairns predicts "stunning" performance from Welsh team at UEFA 2016

Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns has written to Chris Coleman wishing the Welsh team luck ahead of the UEFA European Championships

To Chris Coleman

Many congratulations on securing Wales’ first appearance at the UEFA European Championships since 1976. With the rapid approach of the tournament, I wanted to wish the best of luck to both yourself and the team.

Qualification for the tournament is a remarkable achievement, and both myself and the people of Wales stand behind you in full support. I am thoroughly looking forward to your first match against Slovakia, and am delighted to have the opportunity to attend your match against England at Stade Bollaert-Delelis.

As a nation, Wales punches well above its weight, and I anticipate a stunning performance throughout the tournament.

Wishing you success throughout the Championships.