|Full name||Walter Cyril Joseph Hughes|
|Date of birth||15 March 1934|
|Place of birth||Liverpool, England|
|Date of death||21 January 2011(aged 76)|
|Place of death||Auckland, New Zealand|
|1956–1957||Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C.|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Hughes was born and raised in Liverpool and joined Liverpool F.C., initially as ground staff, but later earned a playing contract. He failed to make an appearance for the first team, and moved to Stockport County where he again failed to make the first team squad. Hughes then joined Sheffield United, making just two appearances. He then had spells with Bradford Park Avenue A.F.C. and Southport F.C.. 
In 1973 Hughes emigrated to New Zealand and took up the role of head coach of Dunedin City in the Southern League. After 2 seasons he became Northern Regional coach and then in 1977 he was appointed coach of the New Zealand national football team, replacing Barrie Truman for the 1978 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. Hughes first took charge of the New Zealand side February 1977, winning six, losing five of his 12 games in charge, with one draw.
After Hughes stepped down following a tour of New Zealand by England B he coached Blockhouse Bay in the National league. He then took an appointment in Dubai for 2 years before returning to the South Pacific to take charge of Fiji for their failed 1982 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign.