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George Bushnell retired to west Wales from the London area. He had played table tennis all his life and was a respected player in London leagues. George played within the Club and in the Swansea League, and caused many younger players major problems with his ‘interesting’ style of play. He carried up to 10 bats and was able to ‘choose’ which combination of rubbers/bat suited his style when playing a particular opponent. George sadly died on the 2nd November 2011 aged 86.
Tony Edwards was a Club and League player and also our Treasurer until his untimely death from cancer in 2000. An annual competition was organised and a Trophy presented to the winner. All Club members were entitled to play and all given a ‘handicapped score’ depending on their ability.
Pictures from some of the memorial competitions:.
Tim Heaps was a Club and League player and unofficial coach within the Club. He played with us from 2003/04 until 2012. He died suddenly in December 2013. He was a well known player in England and Wales and well know within Disability sports representing the UK in many competitions.
Joe Morris was a Club and League player and a Club Coach. He was also our Club President until his untimely death on the 11th December 2011. Joe ‘came back to Wales -
This page seeks to remember Members who have contributed to the Club but who are now deceased.
Some will have links attached to photographs taken at events in honour of their memory
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It is with great sadness that we report the death of a great colleague of ours -
Jeff was a Llanelli man and was well know in the area in his role as a Solicitor who specialised in pneumoconiosis (and similar) cases. He was also well know as a business man and will be sadly missed by all.
A very competent player he won the “Tony Edwards Memorial Trophy” in 2008, 2009 and 2010
It is also with great sadness that we report the death of a great colleague of ours -
It is with sadness that we report the death of a past table tennis colleague of ours -
David Watkins (a.k.a. Safari Dave)
David grew up in England, but after many travels in his early 20’s, spent most of his adult life in California, where he lived an active, outdoor life. After retiring from his landscape gardening business, he returned to the UK in 2007 to settle in West Wales.
He was inspired to take up the game he had enjoyed during his teenage years, even though he hadn't played for 60 years, and participated with great enthusiasm, always looking forward to his Thursday night Carmarthen games and had considered playing in the League if a suitable opportunity had come forward. David was a mature player who sought to continue to play and improve his skill at all opportunities.
Sadly he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, although he survived it for twelve years in which he continued to live a very active life until he passed away in April, 2017.
David died at home with his family who indicated that David greatly appreciated the work of our Club.
We are saddened to report the loss of a great friend and colleague, Andrew Joules. Andrew has attended the Club for many years and has played in the Swansea and District Table Tennis League starting in the 2nd Division and moving through the First Division on to the Premier Division. He was ferocious when it came to competition but off the table you would not meet a nicer person.
Andrew unfortunately developed Motor Neuron Disease and died on the 4th March 2018 at the age of 53 years, at home. He leaves a wife and three children.