Our Italian Futsal team off to winning ways in Roma Champions League
The Italian football team which wear the Shrewsbury Town colours and have taken the club's name continue to go great guns in Rome.
Shrewsbury Town Futsal recently beat a team who have adopted the Everton name 8-0 and are well placed in the Roma Champions League alongside teams named after some of the world's biggest clubs.
"It was another good victory for us," said Lorenzo Rosini, part of the Rome side who have taken Shrewsbury Town to their hearts. "We are afraid that harder matches will come soon.
"Milan and PSV will be very hard teams to beat. We hope to play a good futsal in those matches and to make Shrewsbury proud of us."
The team's players visited the Greenhous Meadow for the final game of last season against Portsmouth when they were kitted out with eight training tops by Sib Hayes in the club shop.
During their visit it was explained to Sib just why the team play under the Shrewsbury Town name and wear Town's 125th anniversary season shirt in the Rome seven-a-side league.
Lorenzo said two rival teams in Rome merged their colours and decided they would now play in a strip close to blue and yellow.
"We were - and are - all fond of English football, a wonderful tradition that we can only love," said Lorenzo. "Some days before our first official match as a new team we still didn't have a name or a shirt.
"One day we were in front of a table with all the possible football shirts you can imagine. There was Chelsea, Man Utd, Barcelona, Real Madrid, AS Roma, Bayern Munchen, Liverpool and dozen and dozens of other shirts.
7"We were searching, searching and searching and at some point we found this blue shirt.
A simple shirt. Great. Beautiful. I've still got the picture of the first time I wore that shirt to show it to my friends. We were all impressed about that shirt. We didn't have doubts anymore.
"But what colours? We looked at Shrewsbury Town and decided this will be our name. This will be our shirt.
"Since that day we began to think at Shrewsbury Town as our team. We began to follow and support them. We created our official Facebook page and we began to wear that shirt as our own skin.
"We then decided we must see with our eyes what it's like a match at the real Shrewsbury Town.
"It was one of the greatest experience of our life. We met people at the club, we saw the game and we really now feel a little part of Shrewsbury Town."