Aled Roberts, orginally from Penmorfa, close to Porthmadog, qualified as a teacher of Physical Education in 1972, shortly after he bacame the manager of Buckley Sports Centre, in the County of Clwyd.
In 1982 he opened the new Leisure Centre in Caernarfon, and three years later was appointed Principal Leisure Officer in Arfon Borough Council. Aled was influential in developing a number of large, neighbourhood and regional facilities in this role –
New Leisure Centres in Bethesda and Penygroes, Indoor Tennis Centre in Caernarfon, and the international Athletics Track in Bangor.
Aled was appointed Assistant Director of Technical Services (Leisure & Communities) in the new Gwynedd Council in 1996, and was responsible for 13 Indoor Leisure Centres and the Maritime Service.
In 1988 Aled was appointed Head of Leisure and Communities Services in Anglesey County Council as with responsibilities for Sport and Leisure, and the Council’s Youth Service.
During his 40 years in Local Government, Aled served as Chair of the North Wales Regional and National Sportlot Grant Panels, and represented Anglesey on the Local Health Board.
Aled was invited to visit Yoshkar-Ola in Russia in 1993, and Kuwait in 1997 to speak and share his work in community sports development. Aled has served as a Board Member of North Wales Tennis, and was the Referee for the Welsh Hardcourt Tennis Championship in 1995.
Aled retired in January 2011.