Dylan Rees

Dylan, a PC from Northern BCU, was critically injured whilst playing rugby in March 2013 and sustained massive head injuries as a result.

Dylan was playing centre for Clwb Rygbi Cymru Caerdydd – Cardiff’s Welsh language rugby club – when he collapsed after a tackle just 40 seconds before the end of the game.

He was concussed but conscious when match officials called an ambulance as a precaution while the game continued.

On the way to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, Dylan even asked: “Did we win?”

Unfortunately he suffered a serious brain bleed and underwent an emergency operation before going into a coma.

He remains at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff and his prognosis is extremely poor.

Dylan is 36 years of age and was raised in Cardigan, West Wales. After completing his ‘A’ Levels, Dylan went off to university and attained 2 degrees before deciding that neither medicine nor physiotherapy were for him! Instead, his chosen career was policing and he joined South Wales Police on 1st September, 2009.

Dylan was posted to the Taff area and based on Team 3 at Pontypridd. Such was his competency that he was asked to supplement Team 5 and to undertake training to become a Tutor Constable after only 3 years’ service. Sadly, before he had the chance to become a tutor, he sustained his injury.

The Voyagers made a donation of £7,500 to Dylan’s fund presented by a Voyager of some repute, JPR Williams.