13 October 2022 / Club News

Glyn Davies

It is with great sadness that the Club advises that Glyn Davies passed away earlier this week. Glyn had not been in the best of health for a number of years and had either been in hospital or a care home facility but he will always be remembered fondly for his sense of humour and his willingness to help the club in whatever way he could.

‘Glynnie’ was originally a footballer who, as legend has it, had two careers, one as himself, until he received a lifetime ban, and the second playing under his brother's name. He did however live locally, overlooking Cwrt-y-vil, and made the transfer to rugby without difficulty.  He was a tenacious winger or fullback and was elected third XV captain in season 1984/85 where he secured the services of Stuart ‘Old Boy’ Lewis for his team for a full season before allowing him to play for the 1st XV the following year.

When he eventually retired he took over the role of ‘club chef’ for the after match meals where his culinary skills in the kitchen included deep fried sausages and a speciality mix of spaghetti Bolognese, chilli con carne and baked beans. All the players did however survive and some even went back for seconds.

Glyn, and his late wife Ann, also introduced their two sons, Gavin and Simon, to rugby and both went on to represent the 1st XV playing over 50 games and earning their club colours ties . Something which made Glyn especially proud.

The Club’s thoughts and best wishes are now with Gavin, Simon and their sister Emma and their respective families at this sad time.

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