didi ambassadors – Gareth Thomas

It was a visit to a didi rugby class in Swansea that made Wales rugby legend Gareth Thomas aware of the benefits the service was providing to young children in the area.

Working for BBC Wales Sport, he visited didi Swansea owner Robyn Lock to recognise the Ospreys player for her services to the sport of rugby in the country.

And after seeing what fun didi rugby brought to kids and parents alike, Gareth was excited by what he saw and was happy to bring all of his experience and enthusiasm to the set-up.

didi rugby is delighted to have him on board and honoured that someone with such a rich history in the sport is now an ambassador of our values and desire to spread the sport to the youngsters of Wales.

With 100 Test caps under his belt, Gareth was the most-capped Wales rugby union player until he was overtaken by Stephen Jones in 2011. He is also the second-highest Wales try-scorer behind Shane Williams.

Gareth Thomas is a didi rugby ambassador

Extremely popular

He was recognised at the highest level of the sport when he skippered the British & Irish Lions for the second and third Tests of their New Zealand tour in 2005.

He was an extremely popular member of the Wales national team and played his club rugby for the likes of Bridgend, Cardiff and Toulouse.

Nicknames Alfie, he moved into broadcasting and the media after retiring from playing and was an analyst on the 2011 and 2015 World Cups.

He has also appeared on mainstream TV shows like Dancing on Ice and Celebrity Big Brother.