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Jul 12, A LC sprint meet with single year age groups and two divisions of entry, Format : m IM final for the 10 swimmers scoring the most points. 5 TIGER BAY CHAMPIONS Billy Boston Born: Cardiff, 6 August As soon as 'I couldn't swim then and, luckily, someone heard me shout and fished me out, In a one-club career at Halifax, Johnny, a cousin of Erskine's, scored tries. Like so many other immigrants, they settled in Tiger Bay in the Cardiff Docklands, and became where he ran a pub and played for the town's water polo club.

Huw Evans Picture Agency 8. Colin Charvis The back-rower was the first black man to captain the Welsh rugby union team when coach Steve Hansen appointed him skipper for the summer tour to South Africa.

He scored 22 tries for his country, making him the leading try scorer among all Welsh forwards. Born in Sutton Coldfield, Charvis began his professional career with London Welsh in before moving to Swansea in the same year.

Stand-out performances for Swansea lead to a first international cap for Wales against Australia in and he went on to win 94 caps. His club career with Swansea lasted until when changes in the Welsh club structure saw him without a contract.

He moved briefly to Tarbes in France and then to the Newcastle Falcons in England whom he also captained. However, due to injuries among the playing squad Charvis returned to the team and due to his excellent form he played a number of matches during the season.

Hilary Brown As the manager of the Citizens Advice Bureau in Butetown Hilary advised families of two black young men who were attacked by skinheads in Cardiff in The force also implemented a new training programme for all police officers as a result.

Former Labour Party deputy leader Harriet Harman described Hilary as a "social entrepreneur and a one-woman force of nature".

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He had made his name with Dub War, and in they reunited. Inhe spoke out after being attacked in the street. Richard Parks The former Welsh international flanker reinvented himself as an extreme athlete when injury ended his rugby union career. During his professional rugby career spanning 13 years, he played for Pontypridd, Leeds, Perpignan and Newport Gwent Dragons.

A second cap arrived against Fiji in the autumn internationals and he also played against Scotland and Ireland in the run-up to the Rugby World Cup, where he missed out on final selection. After moving to the Dragons in he tore knee ligaments and after more medical problems with his shoulder, he retired from the game aged 31 in, In January he became the first Welshman, and the fastest ever Brit to ski solo, unsupported and unassisted to the South Pole.

He also serves his country as a Sport Wales board member. Her contribution to the world of education was noted when later she was invited to be part of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Commission on Education. InCampbell was awarded an MBE for services to education and community life. Iris de Freitas was born inthe daughter of a merchant in British Guiana. She registered as a student at Aberystwyth University in after a short period studying in Toronto.

At Aberystwyth she studied botany, Latin and modern languages, law and jurisprudence, and lived in Alexandra Hall, the first purpose-built university hall of residence for female students in the UK. She went on to become the first female lawyer in the Caribbean and was the first female prosecutor of a murder trial there. Once her former university became aware of her place in history, they renamed a study room after her.

The Iris de Freitas Room was opened on March 8, Roy Grant Born in Jamaica inRoy lost the sight in one eye in a childhood accident. He moved to Newport as a young man and after working in the engineering industry turned to writing as therapy when he lost vision in both eyes. Arriving in the UK as a year-old apprentice he was promoted four years later to become the first black person in Newport to have a supervisory role in a precision engineering works.

Made redundant due to the decline in the manufacturing industry, Roy went on to own a taxi and mobile catering business until when a haemorrhage in his good eye caused total blindness for 11 months. Writing as therapy led him to publish his first book When Darkness Turns to Light, is an autobiographical tale of dealing with blindness.

His second book, Patchwork Culture explores the history of Africans who escaped slavery in the Americas - known as the Maroon culture - and compares prejudice in Jamaica and Wales.

Roy has published many books under his pen name, Roy Mackpenfield and has also written plays and poems. Rungano moved from Lusaka to Cardiff, aged eight. She studied screen acting at Central St Martins, London, but decided she wanted to go behind the camera. The film is about a young girl who is accused of being a witch and given the choice of accepting being supernatural or cutting ties and being transformed into a goat that may be killed and eaten for supper.

Discussing the film, Rungano said: Or shall I become a woman and live with all the injustices and difficulties that come with it? Colette Hughes African charity campaigner Colette Hughes was a finalist with husband Mike Hughes in the St David Awards International Category for their their outstanding contribution over the last 20 years to the post-genocide recovery of Rwanda.

Colette grew up in a refugee camp in southern Uganda after being forced to leave her native Rwanda with her family at the age of eight. Colette met Mike, from Swansea, when she moved to Britain to study and they married in Nigel Walker Cardiff-born Nigel Walker is a former Welsh track and field athlete and Wales international rugby union player.

Nigel represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the summer Olympics in the m hurdles. When he failed the make the Olympic squad for the games in Barcelona he was persuaded to try rugby, following a chance meeting with Mark Ring. Read More The Nigel Walker interview: Cult hero answers your questions on his top tries, racism and that Gladiators myth He joined Cardiff and soon became a crowd favourite at the Arms Park, also forcing his way into the Welsh side.

In a six-year career he played games for Cardiff scoring 78 tries and winning 17 Welsh Caps with 12 tries to his name, as well as appearing for the Barbarians. Geraldine Trotman Growing up in s and s Tiger Bay, Geraldine Trotman was immersed in flavours from every continent, so it was probably no surprise she became a chef. Raised by her half Barbadian-half Welsh mother and father from St Lucia, she was as used to eating homemade Welsh cakes as rice and peas. It was the ideal nurturing ground for the future chef and, after training at the College of Food Technology in Cardiff, Geraldine, went to Barbados inaged 22, to work.

Living on the island for 10 years, Geraldine had her three daughters there before returning to Cardiff to raise them.

She has prepared Caribbean menus for venues including the Wales Millennium Centre. Eric Ngalle Charles Poet, playwright, actor and human rights campaigner Eric Ngalle Charles was born in Cameroon and has become part of the literary landscape of Wales in recent years after coming here a a refugee in He sits on the board of directors of Literature Wales and was named as one of the "Hay 30" predicted to shape the world over the next 30 years.

Enrico Stennett Enrico Stennett was mixed race and his experience of racism in his native Jamaica and in the UK determined the course of his life as he worked to counter prejudice. Arriving in Britain, inaged 21, the year before the SS Windrush arrived, Enrico found a culture of personal and institutional racism. Two years later, he co-founded the African League and as chairman worked with activists in the liberation struggle for freedom for colonial rule. He also started the first black Newspaper The African Voice.

Enrico retired to Jamaica with second wife Mary but returned to Britain and settled in north Wales where he was active in the North Wales Race Equality Council until his death in Jamaican music producer, Julian Henrique, made a film of him in that name, which is available through a website Mary Stennett and the North Wales Jamaica Society made in his memory at www.

Working in film theatre and television she is an advocate of increased representation in the arts. Jamie Baulch Olympian Jamie Baulch is one of a select band of only 12 Welsh athletes to have won an Olympic athletics medal, winning silver in the Atlanta Games. He was a member of the Welsh Commonwealth Games teams that took the 4 x m bronze in Kuala Lumpur in and silver in Manchester in Altogether in his career, Jamie won five senior Welsh Championship titles - including four at m and set nine senior Welsh records at m and m.

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His fastest m time of Since retiring in aged 32 Jamie has forged a career as TV presenter. Martha Musonza Holman Forced to flee her home country of Zimbabwe in after being criticised for teaching politics to students, Martha, who now lives in Abergavenny, has worked for the last 16 years to create links between Wales and Zimbabwe. Martha has reached more than Welsh schools teaching Fairtrade. InLove Zimbabwe won the Glastonbury Green Traders Award and Martha has been awarded special recognition for her contribution to livelihoods and Fairtrade within the Wales Africa sector over many years by the Welsh Government's Wales for Africa team.

Later, working with South Wales Police for 10 years, Steve was a committee member of the Black Police Association and sat on the force's independent ethics committee. Now at the Department for Transport he mentors senior leaders in the civil service. A keen rugby player he played for the army and combined services, as well as playing for clubs such as London Welsh and Boroughmuir in Scotland. She is the founding chief executive of Bawsoa leading third sector provider for black minority ethnic women and children facing domestic and other forms of abuse and violence.

Paul Radmilovic

In Mutale was the Welsh Woman of the Year for her work in the community, and in received the Welsh Woman of the Year Val Feld Award for the individual who has made a difference to Welsh life. Born inshe was the youngest of seven. Both he and her brother, Jocelyn, served as merchant seamen during the Second World War and lost their lives. She went on to form a career as a jazz singer, author, radio actress and was co-founder of the Butetown Bay Jazz Festival. Patti is a patron of Black History Wales.

Colin Jackson An Olympian sprinter and Welsh hurdling champion, he won his first major medal, a silver, in the m hurdles, aged 19 at the Commonwealth Games.

Colin Jackson went on to win a silver medal at the Seoul Olympic Games and won European and Commonwealth gold medals in He went undefeated at the European championships for 12 years in a row and remains the 60m hurdles world record holder. The boy from, Cardiff who had trained with Brecon Athletics Club, set a world record of Now a television sports commentator and presenter he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in and came out as gay aged 50 last year. Kizzy Crawford She describes herself as a Welsh speaker with Bajan heritage.

She says her music is inspired by her culture. Read More He's a Welsh sporting legend you may never have heard of — now there's a campaign to honour the rugby league superstar Born in Tiger Bay inthis former professional rugby league footballer started his career as a rugby union player before joining Wigan in During 15 years at Wigan he scored a club-record tries in his appearances for the club.

He finished his career at Blackpool Borough before retiring in Originally from Nigeria, Uzo is a qualified solicitor and barrister.

In the 1 mile event he did not finish.

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Radmilovic scored twice in the final. Halmay struggled to the finish but Henry Taylor had touched four seconds earlier to give the British victory. Radmilovic also competed in three individual freestyle events but failed to make a final. He won his third career gold as part of the British water polo team at the Summer Olympics in Stockholm. The Austrians were defeated 8—0 in the final. Great Britain and Belgium had impressed in reaching the final and the game itself was a tight one decided when Radmilovic scored to put the British 3—2 ahead.

On the final whistle incensed Belgian spectators attempted to attack the British players. Armed police guarded the team as they left the pool. He competed as a member of the British team in both the and Olympic water polo tournaments without medal success. He was 42 years old when his Olympic career ended. It would only be in when another athlete, fencer Bill Hoskynswould compete at six Games for Great Britain. Post-Olympics He ran the Imperial Hotel in Weston-super-MareEngland for many years, [5] and was still swimming m a day at age seventy-eight.

Inhe was inducted in the International Swimming Hall of Fame. His son took over the running of the hotel and continued to display his father's vast trophy collection.