Steve Ellsworthy passes on

Swansea RFC were saddened to hear that former “All White” Steve Ellsworthy passed away on New Year’s Eve.

Steve’s association with Swansea RFC went back to his playing days in the Swansea Youth teams of the mid 1970s. Known by team mates as “Monty”, Steve was a large man for a hooker and played alongside Keith Colclough in the Swansea Youth XV (16-19 yr olds). Steve received the Dewi Bebb Ffyddlondeb (fidelity or loyalty) Award for the 1975-76 season. 

Steve also went on to play for the Swansea Athletic and was an integral part of the team that toured to Benidorm in 1977-78 and enjoyed tours with the Athletic to St Ives and matches against the Bohemians that preceded the 1st Xv encounters with the Barbarians. he also received an award as Player of the season whilst with the Athletic.

Steve went on to a long association with Mumbles RFC, who he coached and served on the committee. keith Colclough has recalled that Steve was a good friend and team mate that no one had a bad word against. he was in his early sixties and all at St Helen’s sympathise with Steve’s family at this difficult time.

TEAM P W D L PF PA PTS
Cardiff 11 9 0 2 374 210 46
Newport 11 9 0 2 337 214 45
Aberavon 11 7 0 4 322 243 37
Llandovery 11 6 0 5 303 287 31
RGC 1404 11 6 0 5 286 244 31
Merthyr 11 5 0 6 329 294 31
Pontypridd 11 7 0 4 239 259 30
Carmarthen Quins 11 6 0 5 232 254 30
Bridgend Ravens 11 4 0 7 186 276 18
Swansea 11 3 0 8 212 269 18
Ebbw Vale 11 3 0 8 157 263 14
Llanelli 11 1 0 10 189 353 10