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Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School

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Rugby 1st XV, 1970–71

photograph & names from Nigel Watts (ABGS 1965–72)

Although not unique for father and son to play for the school it is nevertheless rare, but both Nigel and his father appear in ABGS rugby team photos. Watts senior, David Watts, can be found in the photographs of the 1944–45 and 1945–46 1st XV rugby teams.
Nigel lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and works in the oil and gas industry as a geologist, due in no small part to taking geology in school and having a great geology teacher in Meirion Jenkins. Nigel and his wife have lived in Canada for over 34 years. Nigel’s wife, Barbara Healy, is also from Aberdare – Foundry Town – and attended the Girls’ Grammar School.

Rugby 1970-71 1st XV

Back Row : Nigel Watts, Huw Jones, John James, Arwyn Powell, John Morris, Paul Szypryt, Graham St. John, Lawrence Hart
Front Row : Byron Rees, Steven Sambrook, David Chrostowski, Steven Davies (captain), Martin Polkinhorne, Richard Hughes, Raymond Jones