H L Glyn Hughes

Brigadier Hugh Llewellyn Glyn Hughes, president of the Barbarian Football Club 1955-73, was a man of many parts. Born in South Africa, raised in Swansea, he became a distinguished soldier and physician - and synonymous with the Barbarians from his playing debut in 1913 until his death in 1973.

He played 20 games for the Club, all remarkably on Easter tours of south Wales between 1913 and 1926, captaining the side on four occasions. He was a hooker, most notably for his local club at Blackheath. He was also a first-class referee and went as assistant manager of the 1936 British tour to Argentina.

He joined the Barbarian committee as honorary treasurer in 1928 and the culmination of his work was as president when he succeeded Jack Haigh Smith in 1973. He led the Barbarians on their first overseas tours to Canada in 1957 and South Africa in 1958 and 1969.