Cardiff Audi are proud sponsors of Wales Deaf Ruby, who are now crowned the 2018 World Deaf Rugby Champions!
The Wales Deaf Ruby is a team run by a group of volunteers who provide advice and support in all areas of the sport. Volunteers support the team in coaching, physiotherapy, conditioning, finance, administration and media relations.
The aim is to encourage young deaf people to join a local club, to be apart of a sports team and to then identify players who can represent Wales Deaf Rugby in the future.
The Wales Deaf Rugby team have just flown home this morning, 30th April from Sydney, after competing in 8 games which included the final. Tournament Participants included:
• World Barbarian
Wales Deaf defeated England Deaf in the final of World Deaf Rugby Sevens in Australia, after defeating Fiji in the semi-final. Wales Deaf won against Fiji in the semi-final scoring 26 points to 21.
The tense game against England Deaf left Wales finishing 21 points to 15. Wales captain Jon Cudd said; "This is an unbelievable and surreal experience. I am incredibly proud of all the players, support staff and the people who have wished us well here in Sydney."
He continued; "To play against other nations has been brilliant and to be crowned World Deaf Rugby sevens champions is just amazing. A fantastic experience, which we hope will help promote and raise awareness of deaf rugby not only at home, but across the world."
On Friday, Wales Deaf Rugby were crowned the 2018 World Deaf Rugby Champions after beating Australia with the final score of 32-5 to Wales. Try scorers for Wales Deaf were Kieran John, Andrew Healy, Shaun Miles, Jon Cudd, Jack Tugwell and Wes Pooley. Craig Field kicked a conversion.
It was a highly successful visit and a brilliant opportunity for all. We at Cardiff Audi would like to congratulate the team and wish them every success in the future. Well done to all!
To see more please visit:
Wales Deaf Ruby Union Facebook Page
Wales Deaf Rugby Union Twitter Page
Images credited to Wales Deaf Rugby Union