Alun Wyn Jones honoured by City

Wales & Lions captain, Osprey and former Swansea player, Alun Wyn Jones was honoured by the City of Swansea yesterday at the Guildhall, where he received the high accolade of being given the Honorary Freedom of the City. Swansea RFC are very proud to see his achievements acknowledged in this way and were also very pleased to see him wearing his Swansea RFC club tie for the ceremony. Everyone at St Helen’s adds their congratulations to Alun Wyn for a very well deserved honour from his home city.

Swansea Council said: Wales, British Lion and three-time Grand Slam-winning rugby player Alun Wyn Jones has been given the freedom of his home city of Swansea.

The Wales and Ospreys player stepped up in front of his family, friends and councillors to receive his city’s highest honour, the first person to do so in the city’s 50th anniversary year.

Alun Wyn Jones said: “I was initially apprehensive to receive the award, due to my awareness of the significant contribution to our city of people in far more important occupations and services. Thus I am supremely flattered to accept the award.”

Rob Stewart, Leader of the Council, said: “We’re delighted Alun Wyn Jones accepted our offer of the freedom of his home city. He’s a great ambassador for Swansea.”

Alun Wyn Jones captained the British Lions in the historic tour-winning test against Australia in 2013. He was also in the side that secured the famous drawn series against New Zealand in 2017.

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