Wales’ largest used car company, Trade Centre Wales, is sponsoring a local snooker player ahead of the European Open qualifiers.

31-year-old Daniel Wells, from Neath represented Wales throughout his teenage years and is currently ranked 55th in the world. Daniel, who has been playing snooker since he was 12 years old, trains six times a week in his local pub near Neath’s Trade Centre Wales showroom.

Daniel’s lifelong ambition is to win a major tournament and become World Champion, and the sponsorship from Trade Centre Wales will support his travel and accommodation expenses.

A great motivation

Daniel said: “I’m truly grateful to Trade Centre Wales for the sponsorship, the money will allow me to travel all over Europe to major competitions which I’m really excited for.

“Receiving sponsorship is not always easy as it’s a competitive market, so I was over the moon when Trade Centre Wales decided to sponsor me - it’s great to have support from such a well-known company in Wales. I’m also keen to get good publicity for the company at competitions, because I’d like to give something back to them as well.”

“The sponsorship is great motivation for me, because it lets me continue to work towards my goals as a professional snooker player as it helps cover costs and encourages me to keep working hard. Snooker isn’t just a hobby - my livelihood depends on it, and I need to make sure I can provide for my family as well as winning tournaments.

A chance to support the community

Andy Coulthurst, CEO of Trade Centre Wales, said: “We’re very proud to be sponsoring yet another snooker player who exhibits real dedication and enthusiasm to his game. This month, we’ve sponsored two snooker players as part of our aim to represent all sports - not only football and rugby via our KitKlub initiative.  

“We’re always keen to hear about sponsorship opportunities, so we’re pleased to be sponsoring a local man living so close to our Neath showroom. It’s a great chance for us to support the local community.

“On behalf of everyone at Trade Centre Wales, we would like to wish Daniel the very best of luck ahead of the European Open and German Masters qualifiers.”