S4c Announces Its 2007 Appeal, Hybu Rygbi

S4C announces its 2007 appeal, Hybu Rygbi, aimed at helping causes close to the hearts of rugby communities in Wales.

The appeal, led by commentator and former rugby Wales rugby captain, Gwyn Jones, is different from the channel"€™s usual annual appeal campaigns, as S4C will not be raising money directly. Instead, the channel will be offering support to clubs, societies, individuals and charities connected to rugby as they organise fund-raising events.

Events can vary from raising money to improve local club facilities or supporting children and youth teams to a wide range of other important causes. S4C"€™s appeal will help to raise awareness of key causes through its programmes and personalities.

It is an appropriate time to launch the appeal as S4C prepares for its coverage of the 2007 Rugby World Cup in September and October. Other rugby coverage includes the Magners League, Heineken Cup, The Konica Minolta Cup, The Principality Premiership, the French league and cup, seven-a-side, world rugby and rugby league

The appeal follows another sporting initiative by S4C. In November last year, the channel launched its Golf Scholarship Fund in which scholarships were awarded to two promising young Welsh golfers including a master class with Ian Woosnam.

S4C Director of Commissioning Rhian Gibson said: "€œSport is a key component of S4C"€™s output, with rugby a prominent feature of our autumn schedule. This year"€™s appeal demonstrates S4C"€™s commitment to sport in Wales at community level. "€œ

Gwyn Jones said: "€œThe Hybu Rygbi appeal is a great way to help communities and rugby clubs throughout Wales raise money for causes which are important to them. We hope that a wide range of projects will benefit from S4C"€™s unique offer of support. After my serious rugby injury, I was glad of the support I received from a number of organisations, both rugby-related and otherwise. I hope other people can now benefit through S4C"€™s appeal."€

If you are interested in organising a fundraising event which is related to rugby and want S4C's help, please visit www.s4c.co.uk/support for details or contact the S4C Viewers"€™ Hotline on 0870 6004141.

Note to editors: Other sports featured on S4C include football, point-to-point racing and harness racing.

Cyhoeddodd S4C ap̻l 2007, Hybu Rygbi, gyda'r bwriad o helpu achosion sy"۪n agos at galonnau cymunedau rygbi yng Nghymru.

Mae"۪r ap̻l, a arweinir gan y sylwebydd a"۪r cyn gapten rygbi Cymru, Gwyn Jones, ychydig yn wahanol i ap̻l flynyddol arferol y Sianel, gan na fydd S4C yn codi arian yn uniongyrchol. Yn lle hynny, fe fydd y Sianel yn cynnig cefnogaeth i glybiau, cymdeithasau, unigolion ac elusennau sy"۪n gysylltiedig ̢ rygbi wrth iddyn nhw fwrw ati i gynnal eu digwyddiadau ac i godi arian.

Fe all y digwyddiadau amrywio o godi arian i helpu clybiau bychain i wella eu cyfleusterau a chefnogi eu timau plant ac ieuenctid i ystod eang o achosion pwysig eraill. Fe fydd ap̻l S4C yn helpu codi ymwybyddiaeth am y digwyddiadau trwy gyfrwng ei rhaglenni a"۪i phersonoliaethau.

Mae"€™n flwyddyn briodol iawn i S4C gefnogi rygbi, gan y bydd y Sianel yn darlledu Cwpan Rygbi"€™r Byd ym mis Medi a Hydref. Ymhlith y darllediadau rygbi eraill ar S4C y mae"€™r Cynghrair Magners, Cwpan Heineken, Cwpan y Konica Minolta, Uwch Gynghrair y Principality, rygbi Ffrainc, rygbi saith-bob-ochr, rygbi"€™r byd a rygbi"€™r cynghrair.

Daw"۪r ap̻l hon ar ̫l i S4C gyflwyno cynllun chwaraeon arall. Ym mis Tachwedd y llynedd, fe lansiodd y sianel Gronfa Ysgoloriaeth Golff gan gynnig ysgoloriaethau i ddau chwaraewr golff addawol ifanc o Gymru yn cynnwys dosbarth meistr gydag Ian Woosnam.


Meddai Rhian Gibson, Cyfarwyddwr Comisiynu S4C: "€œMae chwaraeon yn elfen allweddol yn arlwy S4C, a bydd rygbi yn rhan amlwg o"€™n hamserlen yn yr hydref. Mae apêl S4C eleni yn dangos ymroddiad S4C i chwaraeon yng Nghymru ar lefel gymunedol."€

Meddai Gwyn Jones: "€œMae Apêl Hybu Rygbi S4C 2007 yn ffordd wych o helpu clybiau rygbi a chymunedau dros Gymru i godi arian at achosion sy"€™n bwysig iddyn nhyw. Rydym yn gobeithio y bydd amrywiaeth fawr o brosiectau yn gallu manteisio ar gefnogaeth unigryw Apêl S4C. Ar ôl fy anaf difrifol i, roeddwn yn falch o"€™r gefnogaeth ges i gan nifer o achosion da, boed yn rhai"€™n gysylltiedig â rygbi neu beidio. Rwy"€™n gobeithio y bydd pobl eraill yn gallu cael cymorth trwy Apêl Hybu Rygbi S4C."€

Os ydych chi â diddordeb mewn trefnu digwyddiad codi arian yn gysylltiedig â rygbi, ac awydd cymorth gan S4C, yna ewch at wefan S4C www.s4c.co.uk/cefnogi am fanylion pellach a ffurflen gais neu cysylltwch â Gwifren Gwylwyr S4C, 0870 6004141.

Nodyn i olygyddion: Mae chwaraeon eraill a welir ar S4C yn cynnwys pêl-droed, rasio pwynt-i-bwynt, rasio harness a ralïo.