Influential people from Cardiff: How to contact them?

As the capital city of Wales, Cardiff is proud to be seen as one of the most important cities in the United Kingdom, but also as separate from its English neighbors across the border.

 

The 10th largest city in the UK, Cardiff houses around 350,000 people whilst despite being in the south of the country, it is the centre for Welsh government, culture, arts and sport, all of which are fiercely protected by Wales as a nation, which has a political party – Plaid Cymru – led by Leanne Wood and a First Minister, Carwyn Jones.

 

The country has always been renowned for its voice, with many successful singers emerging to have glittering careers.

 

Of those, Shirley Bassey – the 1960s and 70s star best known for her James Bond theme songs – was born in Cardiff, as was Charlotte Church, who hit the heights at a very young age before sustaining a career – and at one time a relationship with Wales rugby star Gavin Henson – into adult life, 1980s star Shakin’ Stevens – aka Michael Barratt –, Catatonia singer Cerys Matthews, who also played a duet with Welsh icon Tom Jones (who is from nearby Pontypridd), and both James Dean Bradfield and Kelly Jones, the lead singers of the world-renowned Manic Street Preachers and Stereophonics respectively.

 

Sport is Cardiff’s main passion though, and specifically rugby union.

 

Wales won the 2012 Six Nations championship, beating England, France, Ireland, Italy and Scotland to take the crown, and the ‘Grand Slam’ title awarded for beating all of the teams.

 

Warren GatlandThe coach of the side currently enjoying the adulation of the city and country is New Zealander Warren Gatland, who presides over a team which is captained by Cardiff boy Sam Warburton and includes another key native of the city in Jamie Roberts.

 

Playing at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, Wales are always keen to uphold the traditions of their great rugby teams of the past, which included the Cardiff-born JPR Williams and Gareth Llewellyn.

 

Ryan GiggsFootball is also keenly followed in Cardiff, the birthplace of arguably the English Premier League’s greatest ever player in Manchester United’s Ryan Giggs and also of Tottenham’s star of both the present and future Gareth Bale.

 

The current Welsh team is captained by Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey and features Liverpool’s Craig Bellamy, two players who played for Cardiff City Football Club in the past, with Bellamy – who does extensive charity work – born and bred in the Welsh capital, where he would have looked up to former Wales managers John Toshack and Terry Yorath.

 

A wide array of sports are popular in Cardiff, which is the home to 11-time Paralympic Gold Medal winning athlete Tanni Grey-Thompson, former World and European champion hurdler Colin Jackson and cyclist Geraint Thomas, who will represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London.

 

John HumphrysIn the media, news presenters John Humphrys and Jeremy Bowen are amongst the most respected faces on British television as, for differing reasons, is the veteran comedian Griff Rhys Jones.

 

Cardiff comic Rob Brydon has had more recent success, whilst TV presenters Gethin Jones and Lisa Rogers are also proud to call the city their home.

 

Cardiff, as you can see is a great place to find influential and charismatic personalities. What’s more is that you can easily connect with any of the above mentioned individuals on a personal level with the help of Directly.me

 

Get connected today!

 

By Mark Jones


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