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Rugby legend visits Solihull School

Jonathan Davies, who was awarded an OBE in 2015 for services to charity, was guest of honour at the school's sportsman's dinner

Posted by Hannah Vickers | July 24, 2017 | School life

Welsh rugby league and union star Jonathan Davies OBE was guest of honour at Solihull School’s annual sportsman’s dinner.

A goal-kicking backline player, Jonathan, now aged 54, represented his country in both rugby union and rugby league. He played club rugby in Wales, England and Australia before retiring at the end of the 1996-97 season. Thanks to his dual-code knowledge and experience, he has since become a successful television rugby football commentator and media personality in both the Welsh and English languages. 

Jonathan was awarded an OBE in 2015 for his services to charity, in his capacity as president of Cardiff's Velindre Cancer Centre for which he has raised more than £10 million. He spoke to guests about his journey from a schoolboy to an international rugby player.

It was a very engaging evening, especially for rugby fans, of which the school has many - David EJJ Lloyd, Head of Solihull School

Headmaster David EJJ Lloyd said: “It was a very engaging evening, especially for rugby fans, of which the school has many, as we count a number of rugby internationals among our alumni.”

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