Sad News

Terry O’Gorman

Glamorgan Wanderers RFC.

Glamorgan Wanderers Ltd RFC are sorrowed to hear and announce the sad news of the passing one of its greatest ever rugby players and a former Captain,Terry O’Gorman, who passed away during the early hours of this morning. Terry captained the Wanderers in 68-69, 69-70 and then again in 72-73 (See Picture)

GWRFC 1972-73


Terry was a fantastic rugby player for the Memorial Ground team during the sixties and seventies before he made his way to the Arms Park, playing for Cardiff RFC and then onto Rodney Parade, where he represented Newport RFC. He finally finished his playing career with Rhiwbina RFC, where he also has many friends.

He was the record point scorer for the Wanderers for many years, scoring tries and kicking goals. Terry could and would play any position from the second row, back to Fullback with distinction. However, it was as a three-quarter where Terry excelled, with his speed, guile and was he was a fine tackler, despite his size.

Terry joined the Wanderers from his local side, St David’s and together with his great friend Bobby Jones as coach, helped to change the profile of the Wanderers and became competitive in the top echelons of Welsh Club Rugby. Terry encouraged many junior players to come through the playing ranks of the Club and was a great mentor to all.

Besides rugby, Terry was a talented athlete, keen surfer and also a Wales Amateur Boxer.

Players, members, supporters and friends from all of Terry’s Clubs, we are sure will wish to join us in sending our sincere condolences to Terry’s wife, Dianne and son Gareth, who have cared for Terry during his years of illness.

God Bless you Terry.

Gerry Blake.


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