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Written by Nathan Jones   
Wednesday, 05 October 2016 20:40

UPDATED with Chairman Tribute: It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our long serving coach Ossie Morgan (Hurdles), who passed away peacefully on Saturday 24th September, 2016.

 

Ossie had a distinguished coaching career.

He started as a hurdles coach at Llanelli and then went on to coach for the last 28 years with Carmarthen Harriers at the Carmarthen Athletics Track.

Ossie was an outstanding coach and coached very many athletes to win Welsh and UK hurdles championships. Two of his athletes went on to represent Great Britain at Junior level.

Heather Jones won 7 UK hurdles titles in indoor and outdoor championships. She competed for Great Britain in the European junior championships. James Archampong also competed for Great Britain at junior level. Daniel Evans (now full back with the Ospreys) won the U15 UK hurdles title.

He was always at the Carmarthen Athletics Track on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and always had a squad of young and senior athletes. He travelled to events throughout the country supporting his athletes.

Ossie was a faithful member of the Carmarthen Harriers committee and it was always a pleasure to him to see Carmarthen Harriers do well in Welsh championships.

He was a real gentleman, an outstanding coach and a friend to us all.

 

Hedydd Davies

Chairman Carmarthen Harriers

 

Carmarthen Harriers was highly represented and present at Ossie Morgan's funeral that took place on Monday 10th October at Llanelli Crematorium.

Family flowers only please, donations if so desired in Ossie's memory to Ty Hafan or Wales Air Ambulance c/o Mr. Clive Morgan, 50 Erw Non, Llannon, SA14 6BL.
Further enquiries to Funeral Director Karl Jenkins of Thomas Morgan Funeral Directors, 72 Andrew Street, Llanelli, SA15 3YP. Tel: 01554 773678.

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