TRIBUTES have been paid to a North Wales football stalwart who died this week.

Terry Roberts, who was a board member at JD Cymru Premier side Caernarfon Town, passed away suddenly after a long and proud association with a number of different clubs from across the region.

In addition to occupying a wealth of important roles for the Cofus, Roberts also spent 15 years volunteering at second tier side Llangefni Town and was an integral part of their success during this time.

He also spent time at Gaerwen and Beaumaris Town and was a widely respected figure.

A Caernarfon Town spokesman, said: Everyone at Caernarfon Town Football Club is deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Mr Terry Roberts.

“We were very proud to have Terry as part of our club and wish to send our condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.”

In recognition of his services to the game in the region, Mr Roberts was presented with a lifetime achievement award from the North Wales Coast Football Association in 2018.

A Llangefni Town spokesman, added: “We are saddened to hear that our former secretary Terry Roberts has passed away.

“During the 15 years he was involved with Llangefni, Terry was an integral part of the club’s success. A strong character who will be missed by all."

Caernarfon Town full-back Joe Williams, tweeted: “Goodbye old friend, you were always the first person to greet all the players coming into the ground and you’ll be sorely missed by all. Rest In Peace Terry.”

Colwyn Bay FC manager Craig Hogg, who worked with Mr Roberts during his time at Cefni, also took to the popular social media site to offer his condolences.

He tweeted: “Really sad to hear this today, thoughts with his family and all at Llangefni Town FC and Caernarfon Town.

“Terry was a friend to everyone and he loved his football. Will always remember the many good times and laughs we had together at Cefni. Rest well Terry Mawr.”