|Place Of Birth||Swansea|
Born in Swansea in 1879 and a schoolmaster by profession, William Frederick Jowett first played for local town side Morriston and progressed to debut for Swansea in the 1900-01 season where he soon made his mark as a fast wing with a talent for scoring tries. He scored 17 in that season. Such a prolific try scorer did not miss the attention of scouts for the northern English clubs and his 42 tries scored for Swansea in the 1902-03 season (still a club record), raised his profile further. In 1903-04 he was again leading try scorer along with the great Billy Trew, each scoring 29 tries. Jowett's form saw his call up as a wing to the national side for his only Welsh cap on 10th January 1903 when Wales beat England 21 - 5 at Jowett's club ground of St Helens. Jowett played in Swansea's "Invincible" season of 1904-05 but then was finally lured to Hull Kingston Rovers and professional rugby football in the following season scoring a goal on his debut on 25th September 1905.
At the end of swansea's "Invincible" season of 1904-05 he and Swansea's Sid Bevan became the club's first 'Lions' as they departed on the tour to New Zealand. He played in six matches on the tour scoring three tries. In wales, Jowett also played for the county side of Glamorgan.
During the Great War, Jowett served as a corporal in the Welsh Ammunition Column. Fred Jowett died on 5th October 1939.
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