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Land Rover surprise longest-serving supporter

Blues News | 16th May 2019


A 90-year-old, from Cardiff, was given the surprise of his life when former captain of the Cardiff Blues, Wales and the British & Irish Lions, Sam Warburton, arrived at his home arranged by Cardiff Blues Principle Partner, Land Rover.

David Harris has been a Cardiff RFC and Cardiff Blues fan for 72 years and was rewarded for his passion and commitment to his club with a surprise pick-up and chauffeured drive by Sam Warburton from his home to watch Cardiff Blues play in their last home game fixture of the season, against the Ospreys. The experience was captured in a short video which can be downloaded here

The video, sees David, who attended has been a season ticket holder since 1946, discuss David’s love for of the game and his club and Wales’ chances for Rugby World Cup success. On arrival at the Cardiff Arms Club House, David was presented with a signed Cardiff Blues shirt from current player, Ellis Jenkins and met head coach John Mulvihill, ahead of the game.

David Harris, from Cardiff commented:

“I was lost for words when Sam Warburton walked through my living room door! To have a living legend sitting on my settee and to drive me personally to watch my beloved Cardiff Blues play is something my family and I will remember forever. It was such a special day and I was absolutely honoured to be given the experience.”

 

Anthony Bradbury, Marketing Director, Jaguar Land Rover UK said:

“We are delighted that we were able to arrange an unforgettable experience for Cardiff Blues longest standing fan, David Harris. Land Rover has a 20-year heritage in rugby, supporting grassroots to the elite and we wanted to recognise and reward the passion by the rugby fans who go above and beyond to support their team week in, week out. We are glad it was a memorable day for David and his family.”

Former Cardiff Blues captain, Sam Warburton said:

“I am absolutely honoured to have met David and to have had the pleasure of his company. He is remarkable man and it’s fantastic to see his love and support for the game and for Cardiff has never wavered. I am so pleased he enjoyed his experience and the day as whole, he deserves it.”