Roger Speed Accepts Patron Role


COLWYN BAY Football Club are delighted that Roger Speed,  the father of former Leeds, Everton and Wales legend Gary, has accepted an invitation to become club patron.

The 70-year-old has being following the Seagulls since the 1980s when Bryn Jones, a big friend of the Speed family, was the manager.

A number of the players then, like Graham Roberts, Peter Donnelly, Mark Limbert,  and Mark Price, who was a  big mate of Gary’s and who tragically also died around the same age, had all grown up in North Wales with the midfielder and Roger says: “Gary was always asking how the Bay were doing.”

In fact Gary helped out with a couple of fundraising events at the club prior to becoming manager of Wales.

“They have always been a friendly family club,” said Roger. “They have been very supportive of myself and my family and always make me feel very welcome when I come to games, so it wasn’t a difficult decision when I was invited to be patron,” he added.

“I just hope I can of help in way I can in raising the profile of the club and I’m sure’ Gary’s two sons will be coming to games with me when they can.”

Roger was presented with a special shirt by Leeds United in memory of Gary when they played Colwyn Bay in a pre-season game in August.


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