Inspirational Sportsmen

Sport can inspire young and old and we love our sport in Wales. Traditionally a rugby nation, we now boast host of stars from across the sporting spectrum. Here's a look into 3 sportsmen from Cardiff...

Believe it or not, Gareth Bale, Sam Warburton and Geraint Thomas all attended the same High School, Whitchurch High School in Cardiff.

Gareth Bale became the world's most expensive football player when he moved from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013, and has gone on to win the domestic league, cup and European cups with Real Madrid, not to mention helping Wales qualify for Euro 2016 and reaching the semi-finals.

Sam Warburton has captained Cardiff Blues, Wales and The British & Irish Lions, having drawn the test series with New Zealand in 2017. He's renowned for his ferocity in the tackle area and jackalling of the ball. He's won the Six Nations Championship in 2012 and 2013, but unfortunately for Rugby fans, Sam announced his retirement from the game in 2018.

Geraint Thomas is the eldest of the three and has had a stellar career in cycling with TeamSky on the road and Team GB indoors. He's won countless medals for his country and has recently added the pinnacle of awards to his cabinet, the Malloit Jaune as winner of the 2018 Tour de France.

For such a small nation we punch above our weight when it comes to top professional athletes, and its these guys that inspire the next generation of Bales, Warburtons and Thomas'. More of the same please Whitchurch High...

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