Bangor Rugby Club celebrated the lives of two people on Saturday, both had a major impact on the players, coaches and families involved with the club, Alwyn ‘Banc’ Hughes and Irfon Williams.
Two teams played in the inaugural Banc – Williams memorial match where the current Bangor Rugby Club players faced an ‘Exiles’ team of former Bangor players.
The memorial match was a great success with many friendships renewed. A total of 60 players took part in the match representing the present team and the team of exiles.
The exiles had some excellent players and the score line was only 12 – 5 at half-time, but with some older legs tiring into the second half, the current Bangor team pulled away towards the end to finish comfortable winners 43 -12.
The score line was secondary to the occasion as everyone stood for a minutes silence for Alwyn Banc and Irfon Williams before kick-off, and at the end some of Alwyn’s ashes were scattered by his close friends and neighbours Iwan and Carwyn Roberts.
Bangor Rugby Club tweeted: “The club is full, everyone is having a great time, a good way to celebrate the lives of two individuals who have had a major impact on the players, coaches and supporters of the club. Thanks to all involved.”
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Photos: Bangor Rugby Club / Tom Last