Thursday, 5 July 2012

A rugby legend in the Picos de Europa

One of the great joys of travelling is meeting new and interesting people, and there were many of them in our hotel in Cosgaya this week in Spain's Picos de Europa.

Rugby is one of the major minerals industry sports, so many of you will have heard of Ray Williams, OBE, one of the illustrious fathers of Welsh rugby, and regarded as the doyen of rugby coaches, his coaching manual, published in 1967, introducing the art of coaching to this then totally amateur game. Ray was secretary of the Welsh Rugby Union from 1981-1988 and was Tournament Director for the 1991 Rugby World Cup.

It was a pleasure to get to know Ray and his wife Meg in Spain and we will always remember his wry humour and the night in the hotel bar where he led the singing of Welsh rugby songs, fending off my attempts at 'Swing low sweet chariot...'.

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to hear that Ray passed away two years later in 2014

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