On January 23rd, Danny Gabbidon, Welsh international footballer and Player/Coach for Cardiff City Football Club (pictured) went along with our New Directions Cardiff team to present them with a new football kit during Rhiw Syr Dafydd Primary regular Friday assembly.
Newly appointed Head Teacher, Mr Craig George, welcomed both parties to the assembly. Mr George (pictured far right above), gave a lovely presentation about the work that New Directions do for their school, including personal thanks to Laura Jeffreys, ND (pictured above) for the support that she gives with their LSA supply staff and thanks to New Directions Education for the kit.
One of New Directions staff members, Elizabeth Davies, was present at the event and was lucky enough to meet one of her all time idols.
Mr George also put together a small presentation about Danny Gabbidon’s career, with statistics that even overwhelmed Danny. New Directions then organised a Q&A section, where the school football team got to sit with Danny to talk about his career. This was followed by an opportunity for pupils, staff and parents to get their autographs from the Welsh legend.
On leaving the school, Danny said, “The children at your school are so polite, thanks for having me.”