Swansea RFC mourn loss of their secretary
BYRON Mugford the much respected secretary of Swansea Rugby Football Club has passed away.
Mr Mugford played for the Whites over 13 season in the 1970s and early 80s before going on to become instrumental in the running of the St Helens club.
He passed away on Tuesday evening following a short illness.
Phil Llewellyn, chairman of Swansea Rugby Football Club, said: “I’m sure I speak for all at Swansea Rugby Club when I say we were privileged to have known and worked with Byron Mugford who was a Devoted servant of both Our Club and Welsh Rugby in general. He was a Passionate worker for Rugby Union Football and Swansea RFC in particular. The game will be sadder and poorer for his passing.
“A Big Man in so many ways, Byron served Swansea Rugby Club Tirelessly for nearly 50 years as a player, committeeman and secretary and will be impossible to replace.
“I and all his many friends at St Helens are thinking of his wife Angela, together with their children Richard, Rhodri, Elizabeth and their respective families at this sad time.
“‘Byron it was a privilege to have known you’, and on behalf of your many friends, thanks for all the special memories.”
Former Whites and Wales star Robert Jones added: “It’s really sad news for Swansea Rugby Football Club.
“He was a colossus of Swansea RFC over the years. He was there when I first joined and even when the game went to regional rugby he was still a part of the club, he had Swansea running through his veins and was massively committed to the cause.
“He was a lovely man and a good fried, someone who will be massively missed.
“My thoughts are with his wife Angela and his children.”