The players and backroom staff at Cardiff Blues support the #StayStrongForOws campaign
Cardiff Blues are urging supporters across the rugby world unite together and #StayStrongForOws - after today launching a fundraising and awareness campaign for injured player Owen Williams.
Wales international Owen Williams suffered a significant injury to his cervical vertebrae and spinal cord while playing for Cardiff Blues last month in the World Club 10s in Singapore.
Owen is currently at the Welsh Spinal Injuries and Neurological Rehabilitation Unit at Rookwood Hospital in Cardiff as he continues his long-term rehabilitation and recovery.
Thousands of messages of support and offers of help from around the world have poured in to Cardiff Blues and have been a huge source of inspiration for Owen, his family and friends at this time.
Now the region is pleased to announce it is launching the #StayStrongForOws campaign throughout this season and beyond - and is encouraging all rugby fans to stand together as one and show their support for Owen!
Cardiff Blues has joined forces with the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust to ensure we can raise valuable funds to help and support Owen in the long-term as he continues his recovery from such a serious injury.
Fans who wish to show their support for Owen can now do so by purchasing specially created #StayStrongForOws wristbands from Cardiff Blues.
The wristbands carry the #StayStrongForOws motto and have been created in gold and navy blue to represent Cardiff Blues and Owen's home town club Aberdare RFC.
Wristbands are available NOW for just £1.50 from the Cardiff Blues Store.
Existing Season Ticket holders are advised that full details of all packages for the 2015/16 season have now been posted out to you and will arrive in the coming days - and that the deadline to renew your seat has now been extended!
Supporters are advised that Cardiff Blues will be holding a presentation on the field post match on Saturday afternoon to mark those players leaving the region, hand out caps and the end of season awards.
Cardiff Blues face Zebre in the last Guinness PRO12 game of the season at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park this Saturday, (kick-off 3pm) - and the ladies of the region can meet players such as Cory Allen and Ellis Jenkins while enjoying a special day with the Blues!
First team stars Cory Allen, Ellis Jenkins, Adam Jones and Kristian Dacey were among the special guests as Cardiff Blues held the Sphere Solutions Blues Tag Rugby Festival at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park.
The players at Cardiff Blues will be hoping to play with some true Gallic flair for the rest of the Guinness PRO12 season - after the region teamed up with a successful French bistrot in the Welsh capital.
Cardiff Blues will be celebrating St David's Day when the region faces Edinburgh Rugby at BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park on Sunday afternoon (kick-off 12.45pm) - with hundreds of children invited as part of our Regional Schools Day.