Below are details of two awards recently given to John Howells for his contribution to local sport, both on and off the pitch, over the last 50 years.
John has held numerous key positions at Stockwood Park RFC at various stages during that time. President. Chairman. Secretary, Treasurer (for 25 years) and 1st xv Captain. He was a fine rugby player having played for Llanelli and London Welsh before coming to teach in Luton. It is fitting that his huge contribution to Stockwood Park RFC should be recognised by the Rugby Football Union.
- Presented to him by The Rugby Football Union.
RFU President’s Value the Volunteer Outstanding Contribution Award. This award has been for some time the major honour of the RFU Volunteer Recognition and Reward Programme. The RFU President invites an outstanding volunteer, who has been nominated by their Constituent Body (in our case The East Midlands RU) to a 6 Nations Match at Twickenham at which they and their guest are hosted by the RFU. John and his guest will be going to the England v France game in February 2019.
- BBC Three Counties Radio People Awards.
John also recently received a Bronze award at The BBC Three Counties Radio People Awards Ceremony in front of 400 people at The Grove Theatre Dunstable. This was for his voluntary contribution to local Sport which included Rugby at Stockwood Park RFC and Cricket at Luton Town and Indians CC.
John’s contributions to Stockwood Park RFC are shown above.
For Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club John again held all the key Committee positions at various times including President. Chairman. Secretary. Treasurer and Fixture Secretary. He was a key official in the merger of Luton Town CC and Luton Indians CC.
He was also a Committee Member for Bedfordshire County Cricket Club, holding the position of team Secretary / Manager for several years.