Aberdare Boys’ Grammar School
Newspaper Report of 1914 Sports Day
This was the first Sports Day after the splitting of the original mixed school into separate boys’ and girls’ schools in September 1913.
Aberdare County School
The annual sports of the Aberdare Boys’ County School were held at the Ynys Field on Thursday. The starter was Mr Aubrey Roberts, M.A., and the secretary Mr D.S. Nicholas. The prizes were distributed by Capt. G.A. Evans, J.P., the High Constable of Miskin Higher. He was introduced by Ald. T. Luther Davies, M.E., new Chairman of the Governing Body. Two boys, J.D. Powell and Roy Lewis, proposed and seconded a vote of thanks to the High Constable.
100 yards open. — Heat winners: Jeffries, W. Watkins, Sarvis, G. Thomas, Nicholas, C. Hughes. Final: 1, W. Watkins; 2, C. Hughes; 3, Garfield Thomas.
High Jump (under 15): 1, J.E. Williams; 2, Lindsey.
Putting the Shot: 1, Hopkin Walters; 2, J.E. Evans.
220 yards (open): Heat winners: W. Watkins, Hopkin Walters, Cyril Hughes, Ivor Edmunds, J.E. Evans, T. Jeffries. Final: 1, W. Watkins; 2, R. Howells; 3, J.E. Evans.
Place-kicking 1, Pontin 2, Nicholas.
100 yards (under 15): Heat winners: Lambert, Rees Evans, Burge, Stubbins, Dan Jones. Final: 1, Rees Evans; 2, Dan Jones.
Throwing Cricket Ball: 1, H. Walters; 2, A.G. Davies; 3, Garfield Thomas.
220 yards (under 15): Heat winners: Stubbins, Lambert, Dalrymple, Ben Howells, R. Evans, Edgar Jones. Final: 1, B. Howells; 2, Stubbins; 3, Edgar Jones.
Sack Race: Heat winners: Mackintosh, Idris Jones, Tucker, Fithen, W. Edwards, Edgar Jones. Final: 1, Edgar Jones; 2, Idris Jones; 3. Fithen.
440 yards (open): 1, W. Watkins; 2, Nicholas.
House Race: 1, Mr E. Ogwen Williams’ house; 2, Mr W.H. Fenton’s house; 3, Mr L. Thomas’ house.
Blind Horse Race: 1, D. Nicholas and H. Walters; 2, Edgar Jones and W. Edwards; 3, J.E. Evans and C. Hughes.
High Jump: 1, Garfield Thomas (4ft. 7in.); 2, David Nicholas (4ft. 6in).
Long Jump (under 15): 1, W.R. Rees; 2, Rees Evans.
880 yards (open): 1, Dalrymple; 2, Handel Jordan.
Chariot Race: 1, D. Nicholas and Co.; 2, W. Edwards and Co.; 3, Runge and Co.
Obstacle Race: Heat winners — Mansel Evans, J. Davies, D.R. Davies, Lambert, Edgar Jones, Beverley Jones. Final: 1, Mansel Evans; 2, Edgar Jones; 3, James Davies.
The Challenge Cup for the competitor who secured the highest number of points was won by Garfield Thomas, who scored five points. It was given by the Old Pupils’ Society.
The Band of the Training School, who appeared in their new uniform, played selections during the day.