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Honorary Fellowship for Warburton

20th July 2015

Cardiff Blues and Welsh rugby international, Sam Warburton last week received an Honorary Fellowship from Cardiff University.

Sam Warburton was given the Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his outstanding sporting achievements, which include being the Welsh rugby team's most capped - and second youngest - captain in history.

He 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.”

Warburton 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.”

Everyone at Cardiff Blues would like to congratulate Sam Warburton on his Honorary Fellowship at Cardiff University.