Athletic Club

Alun Priday

Date Of Birth: 23/01/1933
Place Of Birth: Cardiff
Education: Whitchurch Boys School, Whitchurch Grammar School, Glanynant School
Clubs: Cardiff, Aberavon, Penarth, Rhiwbina
Honours: Wales
Invitational: Barbarians

Alun James Priday was born in January 1933 in Whitchurch.

After making his debut in April 1953 (a 15 – 0 victory over Harlequins) he went on to play 410 games for Cardiff (scoring 33 tries) in an illustrious career that lasted until 1966. Winning two Welsh caps – in 1958 against Ireland at Lansdowne Road and then in 1961 against the same opposition in Cardiff. He represented the Barbarians in 1963 - 64 against East Midlands and also played for the RAF and for Glamorgan County.

Following his retirement from playing Alun served as committeeman and secretary at the Arms Park and was unsurprisingly among the first players to be inducted into the Cardiff Rugby Hall of Fame.

Alun was elected President of Cardiff Athletic Club in November 2021