Narberth RFC loses a gentleman with Tony's passing

Tony Davies It was with great sadness that I heard of the passing of T.A.L. Davies, whom I got to know and became good friends with at Narberth RFC.
I always called him by his first-name initials and I’d once heard at a dinner that second rows at the club agreed that he had the boniest backside to push against in the scrums - and he was still a very fit and active man when we used to chat at the top of the steps leading to the stand at The Lewis Lloyd Ground – and I often used to tease him about that sort-of compliment, which always evinced a typical chuckle!
I also used to meet him at events like the Knock Out Cup Final, where he joined forces with the likes of Garth Parker and Charles Davies as immensely respected administrators of the county club.
I can honestly say that I have never found a more likeable and honourable man in my involvement with local sport and my heart goes out to June and family at this sad time.
Tony’s cremation service takes place at 12.30pm on Friday and the hearse will pass through Narberth’s High Street at approximately 12 noon.
*We would like to thank Ken Mathias for his lovely picture of Tony Davies.*
Tribute from Peter Spacey
Narberth RFC Press Officer.
It is with great sadness that the Club announces the death on Wednesday, 27th January 2021 of club legend Tony Davies after a long and debilitating illness.
Tony played at hooker for the Otters and for Pembrokeshire County with great distinction over many years against some of the top players in Welsh rugby.
He captained the Club in 1960/61 and, after retiring from playing, joined the Committee, where he served at different times as Secretary, Match Secretary and as a Trustee.
He was made a Life Member of the Club in recognition of his great service and was eventually made President. In 1981/82 - the Club's Centenary season - he launched the Former Players' Association and was made its President.
Outside Narberth RFC, Tony was a representative on the Pembrokeshire and District Union and served as its secretary for several years. 
Tony remained an avid supporter of the Otters until ill health prevented his attending matches.
He spent his career in the Education Department of Pembrokeshire County Council and in retirement, he joined Haverfordwest Rotary Club where he was also secretary for some years.
It has been a painful time for the family and we offer our deepest condolences to his wife June, daughters Sharon and Fiona and all of the family.