Roger Speed Accepts Patron Role

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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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