RUGBY LEGENDS SHOW SUPPORT AT DISABILITY EVENT
Oil 4 Wales’ Ambassadors and Welsh rugby legends recently attended the first ever Disability Insport Festival to show their support.
Oil 4 Wales ambassadors Jonathan Davies, Rhys Priestland, Ken Owens, Dafydd Jones and Welsh kicking coach, Neil Jenkins took time out of training to sign autographs and pose for photos.
On behalf of Oil 4 Wales Ken Owens, Dan Lydiate and Dafydd Jones visited the festival which took place at Haverfordwest Leisure Centre. The festival provided disabled people with the opportunity to try an array of sports. These activities included wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, table tennis and swimming as well as many others.
Attendees also had the chance to speak to local clubs in the area and meet Paralympic stars from London 2012.
Colin Owens, managing director of Oil 4 Wales, said: “The boys and I really enjoyed attending the Disability Insport Festival. It was humbling for the boys and I to meet some of the attendees and hear their stories about conquering adversity in relation to their disabilities. “Snowdrop Independent Living did a great job putting on the event and showing people that no matter what you can still enjoy sports and meet like-minded individuals. We enjoyed watching people trying out the sports on offer and there was definitely a lot of raw talent, which we’ll be looking out for in the next Paralympics.
Sally Inglesant, managing director of Snowdrop Independent Living, said: “We were absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of people who attended the event. It really does go to show how there is a high demand for taking part in Paralympic sports. “We’d like to thank everyone who came and also Oil 4 Wales and the rugby boys for showing their support. To see the smiles on the attendees’ faces when they saw Welsh rugby players was something I will never forget. We would like to host similar events in the future and hope we will have the same high turnout.”
Oil 4 Wales regularly hosts or participates in events for the local community with the help of its brand ambassadors, which also include Neil Jenkins, Jonathan Davies, Ryan Jones, Rhys Preistland and Dan Biggar. As part of its commitment to local communities, the family-run oil distributor hosted a rugby signing recently with Ken Owens, Dafydd Jones, Dan Biggar and Dan Lydiate in Blaenau Ffestiniog rugby club, which was attended by hundreds of local residents. At the event, the company also announced its sponsorship of Blaenau Ffestiniog rugby club. "