Welsh test for Leon and Lee

15th October 2018

Swans club ambassadors Lee Trundle and Leon Britton spent years as team-mates on the field, but they went head-to-head to help promote Shwmae Su’mae Day.

Held on October 15 each year, Shwmae Su’mae Day is a fun way to share the Welsh language.

Trunds and Britts got in on the act as they were given a lesson by pupils from Penlan-based Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryntawe at the club’s training ground in Fairwood.

The Swans duo were asked fun questions about their playing days while they also had to pronounce words and guess what they meant.

That meant a tense competition between the midfield maestro and Magic Daps, which included the ultimate Welsh test of pronouncing the longest place name in Europe – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

“Swansea City is proud to be Welsh and it was great for me and Leon to play our part in helping promote the language on Shwmae Su’mae Day – I hope I pronounced that correctly!” said Trundle.

“We had good fun trying our best to correctly say the Welsh words and guessing what they meant.

“The pupils were great teachers – we could see how passionate they are about promoting the language - and having Welsh as either their first or second language is certainly going to benefit them in life.”