24 June 2020 / Club News

Glenn Slater Hangs Up His Boots

After playing the game for almost thirty years, Club favourite and Stalwart Glenn Slater has decided to finally hang up his boots.

Glenn started his hugely successful playing days with our mini and junior section rising into youth rugby with the Club where he was part of a very successful side. He played senior rugby for us for several seasons and was part of the brilliant Division One winning side of 2007. He then decided to go abroad to play and enjoy life in a new country. Among the teams he played for on his travels were Tamworth Pirates (Australia), Oamaru Athletic (New Zealand) and Udine (Italy). He returned to Wales to play for Llanharan and Wattstown as well as having the odd game for Pontypridd and Ystrad Rhondda before he returned home to Beddau. He went on to lead Beddau back to the Championship as captain of the Division One winning team of 2015. Over his many seasons playing in green and gold he also picked up several Mid District Cup winners medals. Injuries have prevented Glenn from playing as much as he would have liked over the last two seasons and after 350 appearances for the first team and now nearing the age of 35, he has now decided to finally make the decision to hang his well worn boots up.

Glenn preferred playing across the back row but played a lot of his rugby in the boiler house and made the odd appearance out on the wing as a youngster where he would use his power and deceiving pace. He was a good all-round player who loved the nitty gritty work yet was excellent with the ball in hand. He would take some stopping running with the ball and scored some great and hugely valuable tries in his time.

Club Chairman Mal Davies said “Glenn has enjoyed an illustrious career within the game, and he has made the most of his opportunities at every level. 

“A firm favourite with fans, players and coaches and will certainly be missed on the field.  He currently manages the 1st XV and he will now dedicate himself to that role and continue to serve the club he loves.

“On behalf of the committee, members, supporters and playing staff I wish him all the very best for his retirement and look forward to enjoying a drink to celebrate once we return to somewhere near normality”.

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