Ponty RFC will feature in this Thursday evening’s episode of a new documentary on S4C – “Cwffio Cawell”.
The series delves into the world of Mixed Martial Arts, the title “Cwffio Cawell” being Welsh for Cage Fighting. Production company Cwmni Da recently filmed on location at Sardis Road where ‘ring girl’ Emily Frowen – the Face of Ponty Rugby – met up with players Jake Thomas and Owen Sheppeard.
-Cagefighting is one of the fastest growing sport in the World and is becoming increasingly popular within the world of contact sport. In a new series for S4C, ‘Cwffio Cawell’ (‘Cage Fighting’) we’ll be punching preconceptions and opening the door to the world of the cage fighter.
In South Wales, Ricky Wright, 26 from Penygraig, Rhondda has been MC-ing all over the country in various cage fighting competitions for three years, but he feels strongly that in order to understand the craft he should get experience of the cage fighting itself so he’s been busy training for his second fight even though his trainer said “ you’re a better talker than fighter!”
One of Ricky’s friends is Emily Frowen, 21 , who’s a teaching assistant at Ysgol Efan James, Pontypridd. Her weekends are very busy – when she’s not horse-riding, she’s competing at a beauty pageant or modelling for Pontypridd RFC, or she’s taking part in cagefighting event as a ring girl.
“I love being a ring girl…a good ring girl would be a girl who’s up for a laugh and isn’t too serious in life …I admire the women who take part in cagefighting but I wouldn’t like to take part myself, but I do enjoy watching”.
Watch “Cwffio Cawell” on S4C this Thursday evening 12th April at 9pm.
For more information about the series, look in on the facebook page: facebook.com/cwffiocawell