Wales international rugby star Gareth Davies has been appointed as an ambassador to leading oil distributor Oil 4 Wales.
The Scarlets’ scrum half, who is preparing to take to the pitch in the latest Six Nations’ fixture against Italy this weekend, has been named as the Welsh company’s latest high-profile ambassador.
The Carmarthen-born player will be joining iconic Oil 4 Wales ambassadors including fellow Wales’ rugby players Dan Biggar, Dan Lydiate, and Ken Owens, along with BBC Hill Farmer Gareth Wyn Jones, and entertainer and comedian Max Boyce.
On his new role he said it was a privilege to be supporting the national company, which supplies 16 million litres of fuel to 65,000 domestic and commercial customers across Wales.
The Wales’ player said: “I’m delighted to be working with Oil 4 Wales as it makes such a difference to families and communities right across the country.
“Colin and the team really strive to provide a fantastic service for their customers, and always go the extra mile to support local people. Their community-focussed ethos has been even more evident this week as they’ve fought to get vital oil supplies to people in extremely challenging weather conditions.
“After hearing about all the worthwhile initiatives my fellow rugby players had had the opportunity to get involved in as ambassadors for the brand, it was a privilege to be asked and to join this brilliant family-run business.
“I’m really looking forward to working with the team in the future and would like to thank them for the opportunity.”
Mr Davies will be working with the oil distributor, which has depots in Cardiff, Carmarthen, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Newtown, Lampeter, Maesteg, Brecon and Milford Haven, to support its vision of working with, and for, communities across Wales.
On the latest player appointment Mr Owens said he was thrilled to be adding more rugby talent to the proud Welsh brand.
He said: “Oil 4 Wales is a Welsh company which is proud to work for the people of Wales. As a patriotic brand we are delighted to be working alongside some of our nation’s finest rugby players, and we are thrilled to welcome Gareth to the Oil 4 Wales family.
“Our ambassadors selflessly undertake fantastic work throughout communities, including sports training sessions in schools, meeting customers at special events, and promoting the importance of adequate heating in homes. Their work represents everything that we as a brand stand for, and we couldn’t be prouder than to have them representing us.
“We’d like to wish Gareth and all the other boys good luck for this weekend and hope they bring home a Welsh win!”