Swansea Rugby Club is saddened to hear of the passing of a stalwart of the club. Tim Jones, a former Athletic and First fifteen player, has passed on.
Tim, like his father Ken before him, had been involved with the Swansea club for many years both as a player, a member of the Former Players and as a benefactor and sound advisor. He had been ill for some time but was still present until very recently at matches and club and Former Players’ Dinners.
Tim Jones played rugby for Welsh Universities, having taken his degree in Law at Aberystwyth. He worked in the legal profession for 40 years and had offices in St James’ Crescent as T G Jones & Associates. He always made that experience available to the club when needed. He played as a back-row for the Swansea Athletic from 1969 alongside Former Players’ Chairman Terry Morgan. He also appeared in 1973-74 for the first fifteen.
Terry Morgan said: “Tim and I played together from the late ‘sixties toward the end of my playing days, and he was an ever present personality with the All Whites Former Players’ Association from is inception in 1981, around the time he finished playing. He is remembered for his dry wit and sense of fun as well as the enormous support he unassumingly gave behind the scenes to Swansea Rugby Club from his experience in the legal world. He had been ill for some time but never complained. His footprint on the club is, like his father Ken - a great supporter, and his son Alun Wyn Jones, indelible. We will miss him.”
The thoughts of all at St Helen’s are with his wife Anne, son Alun Wyn and daughter Lowrie at this especially difficult time. A minute silence will be observed before kick-off when Ebbw Vale visit St Helen’s on Thursday.