Gwilym Bradley OH (2019) has continued his progression in professional Rugby by signing a contract with Cardiff Blues Academy, as Sixth Former Josh Bartholomew reports:

Gwilym Bradley OH (2019), last year’s vice-captain of Rugby, has secured an academy contract with Cardiff Blues after impressing in the BUCS Super League with Bath University.

Gwilym, a versatile backrower, competed for Wales U18 and U19 last season, and has been training with the U20 squad ahead of the Six Nations in February.

After coming through the London Irish Academy pathway system, Gwilym was unfortunate to miss much of his final year of Hampton rugby with a wrist injury, also forcing his absence from the U18 Academy League.

Speaking to, Gwilym expressed his delight and how much he’s looking forward to the future:

It was great to spend time with Cardiff Blues A earlier in the season. That was my first experience of a professional set-up and it opened my eyes to how everything operated.  If it’s anything like my experience there when I link up with the academy, it’s exactly what I want.

It’s the opportunity that I’ve been dreaming of. I want to be a rugby player. That’s my dream. And now that journey starts and I have to crack on and get to work. Being with Wales U20 is another exciting opportunity which will hopefully push me forward. I’m doing all I can to get the nod for the Six Nations.

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