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Cardiff Blues academy product Theo Cabango stars in TV documentary

Age Grade & Academy | 8th June 2021


Cardiff Blues academy player Theo Cabango will feature alongside his brother Ben in a special S4C documentary on Tuesday evening.

The programme Y Brodyr Cabango: Dau Frawd, Dwy Gêm (The Cabango Brothers: Two Brothers, Two Sports) will give viewers an unique insight into the lives of the two young brothers, who are making a big impression on the Welsh sporting scene.

19 year-old Theo is a member of the Cardiff Blues academy, and has also featured for the club's A team and age grade sides The back three player, who can feature either at full back or on the wing, is a product of Ysgol Gyfun Glantaf, following in the footsteps of the likes of Mason Grady, Seb Davies, Rhys Patchell, Jamie Roberts and brothers Nicky and Jamie Robinson.

Brother Ben is a professional footballer who has established himself as a defender for Swansea City. He has also won three caps for Wales and has been named in the squad for the UEFA EURO 2020 Championship, which kicks off this weekend.

Theo is aiming to emulate his brother by winning his first Wales cap, as he hopes to be a part of the Wales squad for this month’s Under 20s Six Nations, which will be held at the Arms Park.

He said: "I was so proud to see Ben, because that is what I want to do – go on to play for Wales, and he’s already done it at the age of 20. He is a role model to me and something to aim for. I’ve worked so hard.

I have worked so hard and I want to say that this year is my year."

 

Alysia Cabango, Ben and Theo’s mother, said: "As a mam, it’s lovely to think that they both could win a cap for Wales. It’s lovely to see your children growing up, doing what they love doing and believing in themselves. It’s a very exciting time, it’s hard to put it into words.

"I get very emotional when I get five minutes just to think about things; thinking that they have had a happy childhood, and that they have reached the point where they can do something they really enjoy. So long as they are happy, that’s the thing I worry about."

Having felt the disappointment of losing the Championship play-off final with Swansea recently, hearing that he had made the Euro 2020 squad came as a timely lift for Ben.

Ben said: "Playing for Wales has always been my biggest goal. I remember going to the Fan Zone during Euro 2016 and thinking that maybe one day people would be supporting me in the Fan Zone, just like I was supporting the team then. It just means so much to me. You have to carry on working hard and make sure that your dream comes true.

"I remember my first game for Wales. We were playing against Finland, and we were winning 1-0 at the time. There was only a minute to go but I was so excited just to come on the pitch. It was bittersweet because my family couldn’t be there, but it was so exciting. After that, all I’ve wanted to do is play more and more for Wales."

Y Brodyr Cabango: Dau Frawd Dwy Gêm
Tuesday, 8 June, 9.00pm
English subtitles available
On demand:
S4C Clic, iPlayer and other platforms
A Rondo Media production for S4C