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Rugby Ace Jenkins Set to Shine

    • Cardiff Blues and Welsh International Flanker Ellis Jenkins

Shine Cymru are pleased to announce the appointment of Cardiff Blues and Welsh international Ellis Jenkins as its new Patron.

The 24-year-old a flanker, made his debut for Wales against New Zealand in Auckland last summer.

He played in the two other Test matches on the tour, and was recently selected in the Wales Touring Squad to face Tonga and Samoa this month.

Ellis, who hails from Church Village near Pontypridd said he was thrilled when approached by Shine Cymru to be Patron.

“As a proud Welshman it’s great to be able to help a Welsh charity that does so much good work throughout Wales.

I’m very much looking forward to meeting the members of Shine Cymru.”

Shine’s CEO Kate Steele who is also Director of Services for Wales, is delighted that one of the nation’s brightest young rugby stars has agreed to take on the role.

Kate says “With rugby playing such an important part in Welsh sporting and cultural life, it’s fantastic to have a current Wales international as Patron. Ellis’ status will certainly help to increase the profile of Shine Cymru and raise awareness of spina bifida and hydrocephalus throughout Wales. We are extremely grateful to him for accepting our invitation”

"We're delighted that Ellis is part of the squad for Wales v Tonga in Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand - and wish him and the rest of the boys the best of luck for the game'"

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