A Step Back in Time Report – AGM 17th July 1947


(By Percy Jones)


(By kind permission of the Carmarthen Journal)

Good Prospects for Coming Season

Mr W. Orman (Chairman) presided over the annual general meeting of the Carmarthen Harlequins Rugby Football Club on Thursday evening 17th inst. Reviewing the past season, the Chairman said it had been a very successful one and the prospects for the coming season were very bright. He thanked the officials and players for their cooperation in the past and hoped it would continue for the future.

Election of Officers

Officers for the coming season were appointed as follows:- President, Mr J. O. Morgans (re-elected); chairman, Mr W. Orman (re-elected); vice-chairman, Mr Wally Evans, secretary, Mr W. Sandbrook; treasurer, Mr D. Roderick and team secretary, Mr D. O. H. Davies.

The committee was re-elected as follows:- Messrs, Trevor Jones, E. Taylor, B. Butters, J. Barry, Charlie Roberts, Ted Merry, Jack Harries, Haydn Davies, Ernie Jones, Ernie lewis, Emrys Rees, G. Twigg, J. H. Markham, T. Hurley, D. Isaac Jones, T. Evans and Harry Lewis (Ferrar Street). High Tribute was paid to the excellent work accomplished by the retiring secretary Mr Ernie Lewis.

 Attractive Fixture List

Mr Lewis, responding, said that an attractive fixture list had been compiled for the next season and included games with Pontardawe, Briton ferry, Glyn-Neath, Ystalyfera and Maesteg.

The President returning thanks for his re-election said the Quins always played the open type of football and were always a delight to watch. The only stumbling block to the club attaining the status of teams like Llanelli, Swansea and Cardiff was that they did not have a ground of their own.

Mr J. M. Lloyd who was captain of the Quins in the seasons 1913/14 and 1921/22, said he would like to see the club revert to its former name – Carmarthen Rugby Football Club. It would, in his opinion, give the team a better status.

Capt. W. Davies W.R.U. who complimented the Quins upon their displays during the past season, said that Cardiff R.F.C. would be bringing a team to Carmarthen to play the Quins in lieu of the game with Mr Bleddyn Williams’ XV last season, when most of the chosen players were unable to turn up. Capt. Davies mentioned that but for the visit of the Australian Rugby team to this country the Welsh Football Union would have had three trial games next season and the first would have been held at Carmarthen. However, two trial matches only would be played in the larger centres.

Captain and Vice-Captain

It was announced that the players had unanimously re-elected Mr Glyn Davies as captain for the coming season. The captain chose Mr Moelwyn Jones as vice-captain.