Swansea City saddened by passing of Glan Letheren

6th June
Glan Letheren

Swansea City is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the club’s former player Glan Letheren at the age of 68.

Hailing from the village of Dafen in Llanelli, goalkeeper Glan made 21 league appearances for the Swans between 1979 and 1981 during a golden period as they climbed the football pyramid under John Toshack.

The Wales Under-23 international – who was selected in the senior national squad but never won a cap - started his career with top-flight Leeds United after graduating from being an apprentice.

He went on to have stints with Scunthorpe, Chesterfield, Blackpool, Oxford City, Scarborough and Bangor City, helping the latter reach the FA Trophy final in 1984. 

Glan also featured for Llanelli Town in the Welsh leagues and played football and cricket for Dafen, being an integral figure in his village clubs over a number of years.

Glan went on to scouting and coaching, having stints in both disciplines with the Swans.

He also coached the Wales Women’s team, and held coaching roles with Exeter City, Chester City and Leicester City, as well as moving overseas to work in Australia, Haiti and St Lucia.

His TopCatch Goalkeeping academy – which Glan ran with his son Kyle, who also had a spell with the Swans as a trainee – has long provided bespoke goalkeeping coaching to players of all abilities.

Everyone at Swansea City passes on their sincerest condolences to Glan’s friends and family at this sad time.