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MR. T. HOWARD MORGAN, CAPTAIN OF THE CADOXTON AND BARRY FOOTBALL CLUB. BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH. Perhaps no one is more justly entitled to the grateful indebtedness of a large section of the public than the subject of our present sketch for the active part he has displayed, during the past five or six years, in the pro- motion of healthful sport of all kinds in this district. Mr Howard Morgan came to Cadox- ton at a period in the history of the place when recreative sports and pastimes were at a s very low ebb indeed, if not comparatively un- known, and when we consider the insignifi- cant amount of interest taken therein by the general public (if we bear in mind the purely nominal financial support which has been forthcoming hitherto) it is quite surprising with what amount of conspicuous success the efforts of the few have been attended, and should certainly stimulate them to further achievements in the future, consonant with the marvellous populative development of the thriving community which has sprung up around Barry Dock. Mr T. Howard Morgan was born on the 11th of October, 1864, his parents tht n living in Oxford- street, Swansea. He was primarily educated at St. Andrew's College, Swansea, previous to en- tering which he resided temporarily at Haverford- west. When very young he developed a manifest taste for athletics, and playing football at an early age he soon displayed a form for" scudding the leather" that was decidedly promising. The first recognised team he was identified with was that of the Swansea Rovers, and at the age of fifteen he was a somewhat popular player, so much so really that in the second year of his connection with this club he was elected captain, a position which he occupied with credit for some time. We might here observe parenthetically that during Mr Morgan's captaincy of the Swansea Rovers, he played more than once against another local team, of which our active and unassuming young friend, Mr Fred. Boys, was a member. Mr Boys has played hand in hand with Mr Morgan ever since, and is now vice-captain of the Cadox- ton and Barry Football Club, and was last year captain of the second eleven section of the Cadox- ton Cricket Club. Mr Morgan has, during his career as a footballer, played with and against such expert men as Bishop, of Swansea Tom Harries, of Swansea and Neath R. Garrett, the celebrated Penarth international; and Wr. H. Howell, the Swansea international, and when he played with his team against Dick Garrett and his victorious crew from Penarth on the Witchill Grounds this season, his activity was recognised by our experienced football critic, "Red Rose," in flattering terms. After stating that Mr Morgan frequently distinguished himself by smart play, Red Rose remarked:â"At half, Morgan was streets ahead of his mate. Several times he got the ball from the scrum, and made good use of it, and more than once he spoiled Rowles just as he was getting dangerous. "Free Lance," in the Western Mail, also referred in complimentary terms to Mr Morgan when he assumed identity with the Cadoxton Club three or four years ago, remarking that Tom Harries, one of the shining lights of the Neath Club, and Howard Morgan, long prominently associated with the Swariaea Club, had started a creditable organisation of the same description at Cadoxton. <:> In 1883 Mr Morgan went to London, and discontinued his connection with football during his two years' residence thereat. Returning to Wales in 1885, in October of the same year the subject of our sketch, together with his brother, Mr A. W. Morgan (who also takes a warm interest in athletics and other sport) came to Cadoxton, and started business, in which they have been so successful that Mr Howard Morgan fears he will not be able again to assume the captaincy of the football club, and it is in view of this fact that we this week publish his biography, as of one who has done much to en- hance the interests of sport in this district. The first cricket club at Cadoxton was formed in 1885, with Dr O'Donnell as captain, and Mr Howard Morgan as vice-captain, but the former gentleman resigning his position in the following year, the latter was unanimously selected to fill the vacancy, and he was succeeded, on relinquishing the position in 1887, by Mr W. Bushell. In 1887 the Cadoxton Football Club was formed, with Mr Morgan as captain, the ground on which the mem- bers played being at Palmerstown, and in such a popular and efficient manner did Mr Morgan dis- charge his duties as captain that he has been unanimously re-elected every year since. He plays a very good active game, and on our part we must acknowledge our indebtedness to him for the readiness with which he has at all times supplied us with information sought for on football, cricket, and other sporting matters. He is popular with his team, amongst the members of which the announcement of his probable retire- ment will be received with regret. His principal fellow-players in the Cadoxton Club have been Messrs A. Garnett (the expert Association player), George Waters, Albert Waters, Harry Waters, W. Williams, R. G. Morris, Dr O'Donnell, Fred. Boys, R. H. Taylor (who lately left the neighbour- hood for the Manchester Canal Works), A. W. Morgan (the secretary of the club), J. Millward, nnrl r»t,hprs _v. It may possibly be advanced by some that the record hitherto of the Cadoxton Football Club has not been a particularly bright one, but when the rough untrimmed character of the district during the past few years is taken into consideration, together with the migratory nature of the population, and the niggardly smallness of the support and encouragement the club has received hitherto at the hands of the general public, we justly think that the efforts of the club to make for itself a name in the annals of football has been very creditable indeed, and now that both the football and cricket clubs have been fairly estab- lished in our midst, it remains for the next season or two to show the glitter of the metal of which the members are undoubtedly composed, and Mr Morgan and his friends may feel assured that their efforts to establish good sound sporting institutions in the district have certainly not been unattended with success. Mr Howard Morgan is now in his 26th year, and it is not unreasonable, notwithstanding the in- roads which matrimonial and business experiences are making upon his time and attention, that he may yet find occasional leisure to devote his services particularly to his popular pastime of football.

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