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Representing your country at a sport can often be regarded as the pinnacle of a sportsman's career. Dai Richards has represented Wales at 6 different sports and won a world championship at another. This all round sportsman has also played an important part in his local sports community along with coaching clubs and individuals together with organising international sports events.
As a businessman, he has successfully run the rugby memorabilia specialists Rugby Relics Ltd since 1991 and has shown his extensive collection of historical artifacts at premier exhibitions.
Dai has appeared in TV & film productions since 2013, most notably the film 'Pride', BBC's Sherlock and Wolf Hall.
In 2016 he wrote his first book 'Understanding the Origin & Evolution of Sport - Volume 1 - Rugby Union" which is an in depth analysis of the origin of Rugby Union.
Dai is a world champion sportsman, a sports coach and consultant, an actor, an author, a successful businessman and a family man. Without doubt he one of Wales' most talented individuals and when he grows up he says 'I'm going to finish walking around Wales.
You can view Dai's adventures on his walking blog www.walk-around-wales.com or please click on the links below to view information about or to contact Dai via one of his websites.
|Established in 1991 Rugby Relics is widely regarded as the world leader in the Rugby Memorabilia market place. From match programmes to game worn jerseys, autographs of rugby greats to ties from obscure teams you'll find it all for sale at www.rugbyrelics.com|
|Part of the Rugby Relics family, the World Rugby Museum is an on-line look at how the sport of rugby has developed from its origins at Rugby School to present day. Collections and individual gems of memorabilia provide the visitor with an unique view of rugby's illustrious history. A large parts of the collection were featured at the Welsh Rugby Union's 125th Anniversary Exhibition and 130th dinner. The collection has also been featured by the BBC and The Times.|
|With 50 years experience in competitive sport Dai has gathered an all round wealth of knowledge relating to sport second to none. When it came to arriving at an event is the best possible physical condition and then finding that competitive edge in competition, he was among the best. Dai now has over 30 years coaching experience and has coached several athletes from beginner to international level. He now works part-time as a specialist triathlon, swimming & cycling coach. You can find out more at www.personal-trainer-wales.com :|
|All work and no play makes Dai a dull boy which is why he is walking around Wales, a man (or woman) is never to old to play and he's never too old to learn. Dai started walking around the coast line and border with England in 2010, a journey he says that is 'taking forever'. Walk Around Wales is a part-log part self-discovery journal of Dai's adventures when he's taking time out from work and family.|
|www.a-better.wales||Dai is passionate about Wales, about being Welsh, the future of Wales and the Welsh people. A Better Wales is a website where Dai airs his views on how he believes Wales can be better place for his children and grand-children.|
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