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.
John also played nine games for Swansea during 1961/62 season
He trained as a teacher after leaving school at the Cardiff Institute of Sport and at the same time started to play rugby with Cardiff RFC.
John was in the same three-quarter line as Gareth Edwards, Barry John and Gerald Davies and only just missed out on a Welsh cap. He toured South Africa with Cardiff and whilst playing in the line up 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 settled in Dinas Powis and became Head of Sport at St Cyres School. After ending his playing career at Cardiff, John then played and captained Penarth RFC before returning to play for Dinas Powis He has also coached the Village team as well as the Welsh School Boys teams for several years.
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