Aberystwyth Town FC extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Gwyn Thomas, who recently passed away.
Gwyn, who was Centre Forward in Aberystwyth's last Welsh Amateur Cup winning side in 1970, was the perfect old-fashioned centre-forward. Standing well over 6 feet and hard as nails he led the line ferociously giving opposing centres-halves a torrid time in pursuit of more goals.
Gwyn started his football in his home village of Llanfarian. He graduated into the Aberystwyth Town team in 1968 after winning a Welsh Youth cap against England in 1965. He went on to make 212 appearances and scored one hundred and twenty two goals in the next seven seasons.
There was far more to Gwyn's game than just dishing it out to opposite defenders. He in fact proved to be the perfect foil to David 'Dias' Williams, allowing him more space in the box. Prior to that combination he had won a cup winners medal as Aber brought home the Welsh Amateur Cup in 1970. After finishing at the club, Gwyn continued to terrorise defences, playing for Llanfarian in the Sunday League.
Gwyn continued to enjoy sport, especially horse racing to the end. The town will miss the big man who rejoiced under the nick name Scooby Doo.
Aberystwyth Town FC extends its deepest sympathy to his wife Audrey and their daughter, Sharon, son, Lee and the rest of the family.