International stars gather in City Hall to celebrate Alun-Wyn Jones’ testimonial event

An event held to honour Wales’ rugby legend Alun-Wyn Jones was held in Cardiff’s City Hall on Thursday (15 February) as part of a series of events to mark the Welsh captain’s testimonial year.


With the Six Nations tournament in full swing, famous faces from the world of rugby union gathered in the capital to celebrate the massive contribution Jones has made to Welsh and international rugby.


A three course dinner was held in City Hall, where stars including former Wales and Ospreys wing Shane Williams, former England lock Simon Shaw and Australia’s James Horwill were in attendance to celebrate the occasion. The evening was the fourth of five events being held for Jones’ testimonial year.


The event was also attended by a number of Wales’ current players, with Leigh Halfpenny bidding in the silent auction for the Dan Biggar kicking masterclass.  


Jones’ testimonial year launched in July 2017 with an event at Godi Financial’s corporate suite at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium. The Ospreys and Welsh Rugby Union granted Jones a testimonial year following a request from the Ospreys Supporters Trust.  


Godi Financial is a leading Wales-based foreign exchange (FX) company with a solid association with Welsh sport. In addition to supporting Alun Wyn Jones’ testimonial year, the company sponsors Ospreys rugby club and has a long-established partnership with Swansea’s Liberty Stadium, Swansea Stadium Management Company and Swansea City Football Club.


Paul Langley, managing director of Godi Financial, said:


“We are very proud to be sponsoring these events for such an esteemed rugby player as Alun-Wyn Jones. To celebrate his testimonial year in Cardiff with the Six Nations underway was truly something special. So many rugby stars attended and the atmosphere was wonderful for this occasion.


“Godi has a wealth of experience working with professionals from the sporting world as well as the wider industry. Sponsoring Alun’s testimonial year really means a lot to the firm and shows our dedication to Welsh sport and all it has to offer. We are mid-way through the Six Nations now and the timing couldn’t be better to acknowledge Alun’s immense achievements.”


The final event for Jones’ testimonial year will be held on 5 July 2018 at Swansea University’s Great Hall.


For more information on Alun Wyn Jones’ testimonial year, please click here


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