This afternoon seven former players of Swansea RFC were presented with their Swansea caps. The presentations took place in the St Helen’s Lounge after the match with Aberavon and were the second such set of retrospective presentations to be made this season. Back in September the first set of seven former players who had each passed the 100 appearance mark for the ‘All Whites’ was made. They were: Mike James, Geoff Wheel, Geoff Atherton, Stuart “Shoulders” Davies, Mike Thomas, Morrie Evans and Barry Glegg.
Today we presented Swansea caps to seven more men who have passed that 100 appearance mark. The award represents the club’s appreciation of their skill, endeavour and loyalty to Swansea RFC, all values that the club has held in high esteem since its founding in 1872. These players and others in further presentations to be made this year, have upheld those values and today was an opportunity for the club to express their thanks in a way that is traditional for rugby clubs to do so. It is a small but heartfelt expression of the bond between Swansea Rugby Club, its supporters and its players.
Club President Stan Addicott made the presentations in the St Helen’s Lounge after eulogising on the skills and character of each of the recipients.
Members of the current squad will be aware that a recent ceremony has likewise honoured players from the post 2003 era for their own loyalty and dedication to Swansea RFC and these 100 cap awards are ongoing, several players fast approaching that landmark.
But today we said thank you as a club to the following seven ‘All Whites’ and know you all Whites supporters gladly join us in congratulating them all:
|GORDON MORRIS||1956-1962||191 Games for Swansea|
|TREVOR EVANS||1970-1979||242 Games for Swansea|
|ALAN MEREDITH||1972-1982||190 Games for Swansea|
|DAI RICHARDS||1972-1986||305 Games for Swansea|
|HUW “spider” DAVIES||1974-1985||189 Games for Swansea|
|CLIVE WILLIAMS||1979-1987||199 Games for Swansea|
|TONY SWIFT||1979-1985||169 Games for Swansea|