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Scarlets star backs Supporters Club programme

Scarlets flanker James Davies has volunteered to be an ambassador for the The Supporters Club's TACKLE programme, run by the Welsh Regions to support disaffected young people.

RUGBY UNION 20/12/16 12:19
James Davies

Scarlets flanker James Davies has volunteered to be an ambassador for the The Supporters Club's TACKLE programme, which aims to create a better future for young people facing incredibly tough challenges.

The Supporters Club joined forces with the four Welsh regions to bring an inspiring new rugby education engagement programme to young people in the country’s most deprived areas.

Community teams at the Ospreys, Scarlets, Newport Gwent Dragons and the Cardiff Blues helped launch the scheme in September 2016 ahead of the new rugby season.

Davies, who represented Great Britain in the Rugby Sevens tournament at the 2016 Summer Olympics, has added his backing to the scheme after being suspended for three weeks.

An independent Disciplinary Hearing found the Welshman guilty of swearing and making an obscene gesture in the 31-20 loss at Toulon in the European Rugby Champions Cup.

Scarlets Director and General Manager of Rugby Jon Daniels said: "What James did was unacceptable and cannot be changed but his response to the incident and his sincere remorse for his actions shows that he still has a major part to play in the Scarlets rugby community in future.

"He feels a personal accountability to the values of the game he has grown up with and is already making amends for his mistake by volunteering to be an ambassador for the new BT Sport Supporters Club TACKLE programme, run by the Welsh Regions to support disaffected young people."

For more information about The Supporters Club TACKLE programme, click here.