A FORMER Cardigan Secondary School pupil was recently part of the team that won the over-45 Belgium national tennis championships.

After leaving school, Alun Morris achieved a sports science degree at St Mary University London. He excelled at many sports and became a junior tennis champion at tournaments in the UK and France.

He also represented his county at athletics and football as well as playing for the youth rugby team.

He stopped playing tennis soon after leaving university, to concentrate on his career and latterly moved to Belgium to work for NATO.

Alun re-started playing tennis several years ago and recently enjoyed success with his team-mates in Belgium.

Alun still keeps up to date with what is going on in Cardigan as his brothers send him the Tivyside every week, following on from the tradition of his father, well-known cyclist Cyril Morris, who died last year.

Alun comes back to visit his brothers Rhodri Morris and well known baritone singer Gwyn Morris, and his uncle, Leslie Morris, who lives in St. Dogmaels, on a regular basis

During his career, Alun has had many highlights, including visiting Kensington Palace on many occasions to meet the head of the UK armed forces in order for Alun to donate significant funds to the Afghan Appeal Find, which raises money for building schools in these areas.

During a summit in Cardiff, Alun met Carwyn Jones, the Welsh First Minister, and discussed important issues such as the beauty of the pub at Tafarn Sinc, where Alun and his used to cycle to and get a refreshment or two before returning to Cardigan.