John Huw Williams
John Huw Williams native of Ystalyfera and attended the local Grammar School where he was an accomplished musician and sportsman. During his School days at Ystalyfera he was a member of the local Silver Band and a member of the National Brass Band of Wales. Starting his career with Swansea John played nine games for the All Whites during the 1961 – 62. When he attended Cardiff Institute of Sport to train as a teacher he started to play rugby with Cardiff. Playing in the same team as Gareth Edwards, Barry John and Gerald Davies and John Huw only just missed out on a Welsh cap. When on tour with Cardiff in South Africa all the players in the three-quarters line spoke in Welsh, he also scored three tries in one game against a West German XV in the 1966/67 season.
John Huw settled in Dinas Powys and became Head of Sport at St Cyres School. After ending his playing career at Cardiff, he played for, and captained, Penarth RFC before returning to play for Dinas Powis where has also coach of the Village team as well as the Welsh School Boys teams for several years.
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