January 2016 will mark the 150th anniversary of the composition of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau by Evan and James James of Pontypridd. December 16th 2015 will be the centenary of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau being used as Wales’ anthem at sporting events. For the first time ever the players and crowd sang an anthem before an international match. This would become a staple tradition of international sporting events across the world. But it all started in the old Arms Park because Wales wanted to mitigate the infamous haka used by New Zealand. Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau became our battle cry and we won the game 3-0.Now, it is time to make this battle cry the official Welsh national anthem.
Petition raised by: Stuart Evans
Date Petition first considered by Committee: 29 April 2014
Number of signatures: 1012
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 27/10/2014