Meet our Patrons
Meet our Patrons
One of WRU’s national coaches, Rob Howley is Patron for the Halo Sport Foundation in Bridgend County Borough. As a former Welsh rugby union player he was one of our greatest ever scrum-halves who gained 59 caps for Wales, 22 of them as captain. Howley has more recently been part of a coaching team that has lead Wales to three Six Nations titles, including two Grand Slams and the semi-final of the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Sascha Kindred, CBE, is Patron for the Halo Sport Foundation in Herefordshire. Kindred has won a total of seven Paralympic, 11 World and 14 European championship Gold medal (62 medals in total including 13 silver and 17 bronze) and has represented Great Britain in six Paralympic Games (Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016). He currently holds a number of British, European, Paralympic and World records over the course of his 22 year career.
Meet our Ambassadors
MBE, 24, who picked up Gold (Discus) and Bronze (Shot) in the London 2012 Paralympics and in 2013 a World Championship Gold for both Discus and Shot. He had previously won a World Championships Silver for Discus. In 2016 Aled extended his world record for an F42 Shotput throw to 16.18m and went on to win Gold in the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
31, finished 5th at the London 2012 Olympics, the highest position ever achieved by a British woman in Triathlon at an Olympic Games. She was the World Triathlon Champion in 2008 and 2011.
49, secured a bronze medal for Paralympics GB in the London 2012 Paralympics table-tennis singles. He also won gold in the men’s class 1 team event (playing doubles with his friend Rob Davies) at the European Para Table Tennis Championships in Italy in 2013. In 2016 he won Silver at the Slovenia Open and was selected to play for Team GB at the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
28, who is visually impaired, won Paralympic, world and European medals during her time in the Great Britain swimming squad but after London 2012 made a switch to Cycling. She fast tracked to the British Cycling team in 2013, and rode for Wales in the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. Rhiannon has now retired from competitive sport but hopes to continue to inspire and encourage young athletes through her work.
32, is a Welsh professional track and field athlete, specializing in the 400m hurdles. He is the current European champion in the event. Earlier in his career he was a European Junior, Youth and U23 Champion.