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Neath RFC

(see earlier, via link below)
Hywel Williams’ funeral is on Monday 1.00pm at Narberth

Unfortunately, the Club has received news of another sad loss :-


A popular figure in local rugby circles, Ken Price of Aberdulais, passed away at the weekend after a life-time’s service to rugby in the Neath area.

Ken was a Life Member of Neath Athletic RFC and a life-long member of the Neath & District Rugby Union.

He played for Neath Athletic from its earliest YMCA days and in the 1950’s he also played a couple of games for Neath at prop and he was always proud of his days training in direct opposition to the great Neath British Lion Courtenay Meredith.

Ken, a carpenter at the Port Talbot steelworks, also turned out once for Penarth when the Seasiders arrived at The Gnoll one man short and he volunteered to fill the breach.

After retiring from playing, he took up the whistle and refereed for well over 30 years – initially in the Neath & District and then as a WRU official where he took charge of first-class games.

A man of immense integrity, Ken could always be relied upon – the Game is all the worse for his loss and the Neath club’s sympathy goes to his wife Marion and family.

The funeral will be at Margam crematorium next Wednesday at 2.30pm