Rugby ace Sam Warburton receives Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University
Sam Warburton received an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University today (Friday 17th July).
Sam Warburton said: “It’s an honour to receive this Fellowship from a university that plays such a key role in a city and country that are a big part of my identity. I hope I can be seen as proof to other young people that if you work hard and remain committed, you can achieve your goals. It’s been great to soak up the graduation atmosphere with hundreds of students who’ve worked hard to achieve theirs.”
Sam Warburton is a Welsh international rugby player. Sam plays regional rugby for the Cardiff Blues and was first capped for Wales in 2009. He has gone on to win 54 Wales caps. In June 2011 he was named as Wales’s captain versus the Barbarians, and subsequently in August 2011 he was named as the Wales captain for the 2011 Rugby World Cup, at the age of just 22. In April 2013 he was named the Lions’ captain for the 2013 tour to Australia which they won. Warburton holds the record for the most Wales caps as captain, leading the side on 35 occasions.
He added: “It’s quite surreal really, because Cardiff University is very prestigious. I attended the University for one year after finishing my A-Levels, but I didn’t complete the course because I went on to pursue my rugby career.
“It’s very humbling and I really appreciate the Fellowship.”