A CLYNNOG Fawr councilor is calling for the Gorsedd y Beirdd to make a U-turn on their decision not to honour the Wales football team on their Euro success.

The Gorsedd of the National Eisteddfod, which recognizes those who have made distinguished contributions to Welsh life, refused to honour the players for their performance at Euro 2016 in France.

The Gorsedd say they did not include the Welsh national team in this year’s ceremony due to the fact that the closing date for nominations was in February and that they honor always individuals and never teams.

Cllr Owain Williams will bring a motion before his fellow councillors at a full council meeting tomorrow.

He said: “I propose that we convey our disappointment to the Gorsedd at their refusal to acknowledge our national football team’s marvellous contribution towards our identity and self-esteem as a nation, by refusing to acknowledge and honour them at the most recent Eisteddfod at Abergavenny.

“Accordingly, we call upon them to re-consider and to give the team all the honour they deserve, and to do this at the earliest opportunity.”