Welsh football legend and broadcaster Robbie Savage says he will be “humbled” to accept an honorary fellowship from Glyndŵr University.
The former Leicester City, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers star, now a regular pundit on Match of the Day and BBC Radio 5 Live, is to be honoured for Services to Sport.
Born and raised in Wrexham, Robbie is a lifelong Dragons supporter and looks forward to visiting the institution to receive the fellowship during graduation season in October.
“I am very thankful to be offered this honorary fellowship from Glyndŵr University and accept this accolade wholeheartedly. To be recognised for my Services to Sport is a wonderful surprise,” said Robbie.
“Football has always been my life, my focus and inspiration. It continues to be my passion. I am so grateful to have been able to work in the sports arena and to have such an engaging career.
“I may be the ‘Mr Marmite’ of football but I have remained determined, direct and given blood, sweat and tears for the game I love.”
The graduation ceremony will coincide with Robbie’s 40th birthday celebrations.
Glyndŵr University Vice Chancellor, Professor Michael Scott, is delighted that Robbie chose to accept the fellowship and says he was a “very popular” choice.
“Robbie Savage is Wrexham through and through so we are thrilled that he will be accepting this honour,” said Prof Scott.
“He has done so much for sport, but also for charity, and is now carving out a successful career as a broadcaster.
“We are very proud that he will be joining us here at the University in October; everyone is looking forwarding to seeing him receive the accolade as he was a very popular choice.”
Among the other fellows to be honoured at this year’s graduation ceremonies are Mario Kreft MBE, owner of Pendine Park care organisation, NU Instruments’ managing director, Alan McCall, and Tim Baker, Artistic Director of Clwyd Theatr Cymru Theatre for Young People in Mold.