CAERNARFON Town have paid tribute to one of its most loyal and devoted supporters who died recently.

Michael Jones was one of the most recognisable faces at The Oval and was a lifelong fan before his passing, and he was one of the leading figures that saved the club from closure in 2010 after forming a committee with son Mark.

This proved to be one of the most influential decisions ever made in the club’s history, with the Canaries going from strength-to-strength during that time and securing promotion to the JD Welsh Premier League last season during a memorable Huws Gray Alliance title-winning campaign.

A club spokesman, said: “Everyone at Caernarfon Town Football Club is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Mr Michael Jones, a well-respected and much-loved member of the Caernarfon Town family.

“A lifelong supporter of the club, Mike has been a fixture at the Oval for many decades. One of a small group of supporters, which included his son Mark, that formed a new committee to save the club from closure in 2010.

“Mike worked tirelessly on our behalf and was an integral part of re-establishing us as a force in Welsh football.

“We will miss him dearly at the Oval.

“We wish to extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to Ann, Mark, Delyth and Lowri and all the family on their sad loss.”