Sunday, December 13, 2015

Sporty Intentions

The Changing Rooms, yesterday
In an effort to get vaguely fit and out into the open air, we have joined a sports club. It sounds grand - the Reforma Athletic Club - and I suppose it is. It certainly has an interesting history. Founded by an Englishman Thomas Phillips in 1894, it gave birth to Mexico's first football club, Reforma AC, which led to the Mexican Football League being set up eight years later. Even now, 121 years later, it has the air of a country club with photographs of British royalty, Big Ben and Stonehenge lining the walls. But it's run by Mexicans and there are very few Brits as members. Now all we have to do is make the effort and make sure we get our money's worth.

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