Gargrave's champion 'slipper flipper'

Alex Driver displays his championship style

Alex with his trophy

First published in Gargrave

When Alex Driver went on holiday with his French girlfriend, little did he know he would return home a champion.

Alex, 33, of Skipton Road, Gargrave, had been enjoying a break with Amandine Roussel, visiting her parents near La Rochelle. Visiting the annual Festival of the Bean, he decided to have a go at slipper flicking.

He said: “I had no idea it was so competitive. I was the first English person to win and before I knew it I was on the stage accepting the trophy and having my photograph taken!”

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