Rob Jones

Phil Rowlandshas been at the spine of www.friendsofthemid.comand a so far successful campaign to retain the Mid Rhondda Ground, Tonypandy as a vibrant green space for the community. Phil has also given entertaining and informative talks to the Cultural Chapter group that met at Tonypandy Library pre-pandemic. To add to it all Phil has also offered presentations to the schools linked to www.worldofwords.educationand they have been well-received.


To add to this Phil is a renowned historian and prolific writer and his new book on the legendary footballer Jimmy Seed and his story in relation to the Mid Rhondda Ground is available on Amazon via the link:…

and at a bargain price of £5 plus P & P.


I have had the fortune to read the text and it is a remarkable tale of a man who achieved so much and on many occasions against the odds. However, he made an impact on his time in Tonypandy as well at the clubs of Sheffield Wednesday, Tottenham Hotspur where he played and Charlton Athletic whom he managed. Phil has captured the majesty of these moments plus other career highlights and crucial junctures.