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Former player praised for charity donations

The director of Coleg Sir Gâr’s Rugby Academy is praising former academy player Tom Rogers, now a Scarlets back, for donating proceeds of his own business to the Scarlets Community Programme.

Tom started his coffee business, Y Bocs Coffi (The Coffee Box), two years ago starting-out by restoring an old Rice horse box into a sleek mobile barista.

Realising how popular coffee was with players, he decided to explore some personal blends.

The 22-year-old told the Scarlets that as a youngster growing up in a Scarlets region, he understood the importance of community engagement leading to the development of young players and a result, wanted to give something back.

The Scarlets Community Foundation is the charity arm of the club and Tom will be donating 10% of all sales of original his original blend coffee sold to the foundation.

Euros Evans, head of Coleg Sir Gâr’s Rugby Academy said: “Due to injury and competitive sports being a shorter career than most, we highly encourage our rugby players to have a career to fall back on, so it's great to see that Tom has taken on this advice and set up a successful business.

“Tom's rugby career and his coffee business, now through online sales, are both going from strength to strength.”

Photo credit: Scarlets