A Coleg Sir Gâr rugby jersey has made its way to Germany to help an overseas student reminisce about her time at the college’s rugby academy which was cut short due to the pandemic.
Annika May, who is from the south-west of Germany, was studying AS-Levels when the coronavirus struck.
She was inspired to take part in the girls’ rugby academy after her friend told her she enjoyed playing rugby as part of an Irish exchange programme.
Annika May said: “When I heard there was a team at the college, I really wanted to try it out as I’d never played it before.
“I like trying out new sports and thought rugby would be really cool, especially as it’s so popular in Wales.
“A big thank you to Euros and his team for all the support and for showing me a new sport which I am also learning to play in my local rugby club, SVF Rugby Ludwigshafen, who are really supportive.
“I’m so happy I had the opportunity to play with the Steelers team.”
Annika asked to buy a college jersey as it would represent very fond memories for her, so the rugby academy was delighted to send her a complimentary playing shirt and training top.
Euros Evans heads the rugby academy at the college, he said: “Annika was in the squad for Rosslyn Park but unfortunately, the virus hit us and the end of her rugby experience was cut short.
“She was a fully-committed player who never missed a session, she quickly learned the principles of the game and was a member of girls team that participated in the WRU regional 7s tournament.
“It’s a shame the coronavirus cut short her rugby experience but I hope she can continue playing back in Germany.”
(Lead image: Coleg Sir Gâr)
Council describes 10 year-old Leon as ‘Environment Hero’ for Whitland litter picks
How one woman’s tragic loss helped save a child given just hours to live
Children’s hospice say they’re determined to keep doors open despite energy crisis
Council announces nearly 90 projects to tackle post-pandemic cost of living crisis
Free ‘Grow How’ session to help gardeners make the most of autumn gardening
Llanelli Half Marathon: Running on a high
Strictly Come Dancing: Ellie Simmonds talks first dances, fake tan and facing off for Glitterball glory
Cleaner water linked with smaller cockles that die younger, research on Burry Inlet reveals
West Wales women up for awards in leading Welsh ceremony
Top Welsh chefs and hospitality professionals to judge new competition
Bus drivers set to walk out in First Cymru pay dispute
From stamps and coins to passports and police helmets: What will change following the death of the Queen
Gorseinon pub overlooking rugby and cricket club could become flats
Smoke seen for miles as former Cinderella nightclub on Mumbles Pier catches fire
Council suspends non-essential services on September 19
Pembrokeshire crowds ready to welcome 10th IRONMAN Wales
Plans for apartments on former Neath Workingmen’s Club site
Tributes paid to HM Queen Elizabeth II as communities prepare mourning arrangements
Transport strikes postponed following Monarch’s death
28 year-old Port Talbot stroke survivor takes on mountain climb after learning to walk again
Bridgend4 days ago
Bus strikes back on after Queen’s funeral postponement
Bridgend3 days ago
Bus strike cancelled after First Cymru and unions come to agreement
Motoring6 days ago
Coastguard release dramatic pictures of car after it falls off cliff at Mumbles car park
Llanelli5 days ago
Everything you need to know ahead of the M&D Care Llanelli Half Marathon
South Wales Police5 days ago
Police want to speak with this man after assault in Uplands
Cardiff Airport6 days ago
Cardiff Airport restarts Italian flights and gets new direct Romanian destination
Business6 days ago
TUI Invests in team with help of Gower College Swansea
Environment4 days ago
Trecco Bay Holiday Park takes part in Great British Beach Clean