Why South Wales Wildcats
The South Wales Wildcats are a young and enthusiastic not for profit setup with a vision of supporting Men's and Women's rugby participation in around Gwent and Cardiff and committed to raising awareness and finances for our charity partners.
We play VIIs, invitational charity XVs and touch rugby in competitions across the UK. The Wildcats are also partners with the amazing cause of Marrow for Marley for the 2019 season competing in T ournaments and events fundraising for this fantastic cause.
Our vision this year is to push on from the success of our project and to grow by launching a ladies VII’s and mixed team to support our aspiration of Combining High Performance Xv's, XV’sand touch rugby with an ambition to widen participation across the region.
The Wildcats squad competed in a number of tournaments on the highly prestigious RFU 24/7 series as well as a invitational tournaments across Europe. We also hold our own fundraising matches at the BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park in aid of Noah’s ArkChildren’s Hospital, Marrow for Marley and School of Hard Knocks were we have raised over £5000 in total for these wonderful causes. On top of this we have raised over £3000 in individual events such as Rough Runner, White Collar Boxing and White Collar MMA.
We were also named the winners of the prestigious UR7s Social 7s rugby team of the year in the U.K by public vote in 2018. This was a huge achievement and one that after only 2 years shows the growth and fan base we have gathered in a short time.
The South Wales Wildcats now seeks support from like-minded people and companies to help the team develop the next generation of rugby players across South Wales
During our 2018 season the South Wales Wildcats achieved the following great results...
Frome 7s Plate Winners
Beach Rugby Wales Cup Winners
Wales National Touch Rugby Champions
Bournemouth 7’s Cup Runners Up
Heart of Europe 10’s Cup Winners
Our selected charity partner is Marrow 4 Marley, it’s a very worthy cause that is close to all of ourhearts.
Marley is a 6 year old boy, who has been diagnosed with aplastic anaemia, which affects between 30 and 40 children each year in the UK and stops the body producing enough blood cells.
It means he needs a bone marrow transplant to live.
The biggest hope of a suitable donor was Marley's brother, but George was found not to be a match. So the Marrow 4 Marley campaign was launched, calling on people to add their names to a register to become a stem cell donor.
We are encouraging people all over the world to join the bone marrow register with a simple cheek swab. Anyone between the ages of 16 and 55 can join the register. Please come see our volunteers and sign up today.
Since the start of the campaign over 30,000 people have signed up to the bone marrow registered and even though we are yet to find a match for Marley we are so delighted and proud of all the people who have been helped through the awareness raised.