A Cardiff Met legend was honoured at the 30th annual Welsh Sports Hall of Fame Awards Dinner at the Cardiff City Stadium yesterday evening (26th June), of which the University was the Headline Sponsor.
Wendy White, legend of Welsh netball as a player and a coach, as well as a pioneering PE lecturer at Cardiff Met, was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the star-studded ceremony. Wendy who sadly passed away in 2016 is regarded as one of the most influential sports coaches and PE teachers to ever work in Wales.
Whitchurch High School, of which Head of Sport Gwyn Morris is a former Cardiff Met student, were also honoured for their services to Welsh Sport, recognising the success of former students Gareth Bale, Geraint Thomas and Sam Warburton.
Cardiff Met have strong links with Welsh Sport Hall of Fame. Former Cardiff Met student and staff member, and Olympic gold medallist Lynn Davies is President of the organisation, Honorary Fellow and former Wales footballer Laura McCallister is Chair, with Joe Towns, Senior Lecturer in Sport Broadcasting, also sitting on the board.
Professor Leigh Robinson, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the School of Sport and Health Sciences, who welcomed the sponsors on the evening said: "At Cardiff Met we're huge advocates of all that Wales' sporting world offers, having provided the training environment for many of Wales' prominent sport stars.
"Cardiff Met has had a great sporting year. Our women's football team were dominant and once again secured a Champions League spot. Our men's team's historic qualification last month into the Europa Cup prelims is still causing a stir. Two of our students signed professional contracts in cricket and rugby and our Director of Athletics, James Thie, is the World Champion for the 1500m in his age category.
We are proud of our association with the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame, and we would like to congratulate all inductees and thank them for their significant contributions to Welsh sport."
Laura McAllister, Chair of the Welsh Sports Hall of Fame, said: "Our annual Roll of Honour event has been able to grow in size and stature in recent years thanks to the generous sponsorship of Cardiff Met University. They have been wonderful partners and it was nice to see another of their famous alumni, Michaela Breeze, graduate onto the Roll of Honour."
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