This month I am delighted to introduce the Legend of The Gowmans. Current members will be well aware of Rhys who has been a mainstay of the Mens 1st team and Wales for many years. His father Andy has been a longstanding club member and has a similar track record of representing club and country. Avril , Andys wife is likewise legendary and was responsible for the setting up of the ladies section 'Cardiff Athletic Ladies' all those years ago.
In 1970 i joined Cardiff Hockey Club and player regularly in the 1st team. I had a season with Coventry and North Warwicks (1987/88) and Stourport (1988/89 – 1st year of National League (Prem). In 1990 i returned to play in the 2s. Following this i worked as an assistant coach under Howie Williams in the 90s and also Walid Abdo from about 2010 until 2017.