Captain William Reeve, an ex-Army Cadet Force (ACF) cadet from North Wales, has just been awarded his first international rugby cap.

William is now serving as an adjutant in the British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) and last month, he was awarded his cap whilst representing Kenya in a game against Canada during the Rugby World Cup Qualification Repechage in Marseille.

Lieutenant Colonel DW Reeve said: “William is probably the first Welshman to play national rugby for Kenya and certainly is the only serving Gurkha officer to do so.”

William’s a member of Kenya Harlequins in Nairobi and has been selected for both the Kenya Shujaa, the national Kenyan Sevens team, and the XV side, the Kenya Simbas.

The Kenyan national rugby team are currently in the qualification process for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, which will be held in Japan.

William was introduced to competitive sport through the ACF and was later awarded the John Piele Prize for Sporting Excellence in 2013, whilst he was at the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst.

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