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Admiral staff win trip to see Wales play France

Admiral has given two of its staff the chance to travel to New Zealand to watch Wales play France in the semi-finals of the rugby World Cup.


Admiral has given two members of staff a dream trip to Auckland to see Wales play France in the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup.

Craig Jenkins from Swansea and Julia Pring from Cardiff each won the opportunity to attend the game, which kicks off at 9am GMT in Eden Park on Saturday.

After the Welsh win last Saturday, the car insurance specialist began organising the prize together with the Welsh Rugby Union. On Monday, staff received an email announcing the competition. However, in order to be in with a chance to win, staff had to answer the question “How many WRU/Admiral jerseys will the Welsh National team use for the 4-match autumn series and RBS 6 Nations games each year?”. Not an answer easily found on the Internet.

Craig and Julia were able to work out the number, 256, and were the lucky two chosen to go. They left from Heathrow at about 4pm on Wednesday 12th October and will arrive in New Zealand on Friday.

On winning the prize, Julia from Admiral’s Customer Service department in Cardiff said: “When they told me I just broke down in tears; I was so excited. I had been talking to my friends about how amazing it would be to go to New Zealand for the semi-final and at the time it was just something we could dream about.  I can’t believe I’m actually going.”

Ospreys fan Craig Jenkins, who works in the company’s Customer Service department in Swansea added: “I’m still pinching myself.  Everyone’s been so excited for me but I think they’re probably quite jealous too.  I really am over the moon; it’s like winning the lottery.”

Admiral is the official shirt sponsor of the Welsh national rugby team. The partnership has proved a big hit with staff who have benefited from discount on shirts, tickets to home games and even visits to the office from some of the squad.

About Admiral:
Admiral Group plc, through its subsidiary company EUI Limited, principally sells private motor insurance and ancillary products, such as cover for breakdown, car hire and legal expenses.  EUI Limited markets directly to the public in the UK through its four core brands: Admiral,, Diamond, and Bell.

Admiral Group plc employs more than 4,500 people in the UK (2,314 in Cardiff, 423 in Newport and 1,785 in Swansea) and has more than 2.37 million customers worldwide.

Admiral Group is Wales’ only FTSE 100 Company. Group turnover was £1.58 billion in 2010 (£1.08 billion in 2009).

Admiral Group, through its subsidiary companies, consists of 13 major brands - Admiral,, Diamond, Bell, Gladiator and, all based in the UK,, Globalty and based in Spain, , and based in Italy, based in France and based in the USA.

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