UWIC supports Welsh Sports Hall of Fame 

SPORTING talent and achievement will be celebrated in style with an event sponsored by the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).

The Welsh Sports Hall of Fame’s 20th Annual Dinner will be held in the grand setting of Cardiff’s City Hall on Friday 16 May. The evening will see more sporting legends inducted to their prestigious roll of honour which includes 98 stars from 22 sports. This year will particularly recognise the anniversary of some major welsh achievements.

UWIC’s Cardiff School of Sport, as a recognised centre of sporting excellence, was delighted to be offered the opportunity to support an evening which would honour Welsh sporting talent.

Dave Cobner, Dean of the Cardiff School of Sport, said: “UWIC has a great tradition for nurturing and developing sporting talent, from the early days of Peter Radford, Lynn Davies and Gareth Edwards to the more recent era of Ryan Jones. We are really pleased to support the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame in providing recognition for, and celebrating, our country’s sporting greats.”

Lord Brooks, Chair of the Committee of Trustees of the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame, said: "We are particularly pleased to be entering into a sponsorship agreement with the country's foremost university department for sports education, and look forward to a continuing and mutually advantageous partnership with UWIC's Cardiff School of Sport."

For 25 years the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame has been the acknowledged charity for recognising and preserving the achievements of Welsh Sportsmen and Sportswomen in all sports. This tribute to legends of sport in Wales has built up a collection of significant artefacts from Welsh sporting history, most of which have been generously donated by individuals or their families.

The Welsh Sports Hall of Fame was formed in 1980 to provide a Welsh national focus for recognising and preserving sporting achievements by Welsh sportsmen and sportswomen at the highest level, with the intention of influencing future generations in the values of sporting endeavour. It is a registered charity and is unique in covering all sports.

The Cardiff School of Sport, with its 55 year history, is a recognised centre of excellence within the United Kingdom. It has established a national and international reputation for the quality of its academic, sporting and professional work.

The UWIC Roll of Honour includes over 300 International performers from 30 different sports. The Roll includes:-

• 7 Captains of the Welsh Rugby Team
• 15 British Lions
• 7 National Rugby Coaches 
• 25 Netball Internationals
• International Gymnastics Coaches who produced British Internationals for every Commonwealth, European, World and Olympic Championship from 1976-1992
• Technical Directors for GB Gymnastics, English Swimming and the England and Wales Cricket Board
• National coaches for athletics, basketball and weightlifting
• 7 Welsh, 2 English, 1 Scottish and 1 Irish squash internationals.

For further information contact Kelly Harper, Communications Assistant:

Tel: 029 2041 6041
Email: kharper@uwic.ac.uk
Web: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/