For many, the Welshman remains best known for his instrumental work in helping hundreds of Rhondda
rugby players turn their dreams into reality, including Wales international star Matthew Rees.
They were taken for the annual Rhondda
Calendar - a competition formed by Rhondda
MP Chris Bryant.
Iolo Evans made a thumping tackle on the Ystrad Rhondda
centre within a minute and both teams knew they were in for a battle.
And since teaming up with Rhondda
Fletcher's nephew, also called Rhondda
, together they have managed to unearth precious details of his time at war in the early 1940s.
After Mr Johnson featured in The Journal in January asking relatives of the named soldiers to come forward to help him write his new book, the nephew of Rhondda
Fletcher, also called Rhondda
, got in touch and helped piece together his uncle's tale.
But following a merger with Essex outfit Barking Abbey, fans will have to leave the Rhondda
Fach Sports Centre behind.
The 26-strong Welsh Male Voice Choir, based in Ton Pentre, Rhondda
Valley, will perform a wide variety of songs, including Cwm Rhondda
, You'll Never Walk Alone and Love Changes Everything.
He was ready to "stand again" for Rhondda
at the next General Election.
He added: "I would like to personally thank everyone who has bought a calendar this year, and a special thanks to this year's sponsors Stagecoach, Arriva Trains Wales, Subzero, Pennant Walters, Avon Engineered Rubber and Rhondda
Housing in their continued support of the community in the Rhondda
TPlans to reopen the Victorian tunnel, that runs between Blaencwm in the Rhondda
and Blaengwynfi in the Afan Valley, recently received a huge boost with the award of a five-figure grant.
Radio'n rhdgWthnos Gwanwn rhwng 10 - 16Mai, dd n cnnws stod o ragnni ac itmau a'r can n ca u cflwno gan bob hyn.
In his address, Bryant said: 'Everybody wants to go digital in Rhondda
because they want to watch Channel 4 instead of - or at least as well as - S4C, and they want to watch some decent rugby.