Inverness keeper Owain Fon Williams delighted with Wales debut after long wait



Inverness goalkeeper Owain Fon Williams admits he was ‘proud and honoured’ to have finally made his Wales debut after six years of warming the bench.

Fon Williams was given a standing ovation by the crowd when he came on in the 76th minute of Friday’s narrow 3-2 defeat to the Netherlands in Cardiff.

It had been a long wait for the 28-year-old to collect his maiden cap.

(Pic: Colin Smith)
Fon Williams has impressed for Caley this season (Pic: Colin Smith)


After being an unused substitute in John Toshack’s squad for the first time in the February 2009 clash with Poland, the shot-stopper spent a total of 29 games on the bench without entering the field.

Fon Williams was powerless in trying to keep out Arjen Robben’s winner against the Dutch but that did not dampen his mood.

The Penygroes-born keeper, who is dreaming of being named in the squad that wil head to next summer’s Euro 2016 finals in France, said: “Proud and honoured to have made my debut for my country. I’m really thankful for all the kind messages from you all.

“There are world-class players in that team. To be among all them was fantastic for me.

“Reaching the Euros and playing for Wales would be amazing because I’m a very proud Welshman.

“If you do well enough at your club, hopefully you get rewarded by going away with the national team. I hope that will continue.”