Swansea City Academy coaches raise over £1000 for Cancer Research Wales

10th November 2022
Ollie Jefferies, Paul Whitfield and Darren Davies

Swansea City Under-18s coaches Darren Davies, Ollie Jefferies and Paul Whitfield raised over £1,100 for Cancer Research Wales after completing the Richard Burton 10k in Port Talbot on Sunday, November 6.

The trio completed the course through the country roads of Cwmafan and the steep climb up the Graig in blistery conditions, the day after the under-18s took on Plymouth Argyle away from home in the Professional Development League Cup.

The famous Tata Steel Richard Burton 10k celebrated its 40th anniversary this year. The race is held in memory of Arfon David, Wayne Smith and Christopher Rees, who were tragically killed in a car accident in 1981. 

The coaches ran in support of Cancer Research Wales, a charity close to their hearts. Cancer Research Wales is the only charity dedicated wholly to funding cancer research in Wales. 

For more than 50 years, the organisation has worked with the government and key decision makers to revolutionise cancer research and make the right policy changes for the people of Wales. 

Paul Whitfield, Darren Davies and Ollie Jefferies

Swansea City Under-18s' coach Darren Davies said: "We did it for a worthwhile cause, originally we were going to do it for some team spirit and camaraderie amongst the staff. 

"Our physio, Sara [Grey] came up with the idea to do it for charity. The boys picked the charity themselves, it's a very worthwhile charity close to everyone's hearts. 

"We are blown away with the support that we've had and we're happy to have contributed to a very important cause."