A FIELD where the late Wales manager Gary Speed played football as a child is to be named in his honour.
Members of Hawarden Community Council decided at their last meeting to rename the field in Aston, yards from Aston Park playing field, after the former Hawarden High School pupil.
Members will discuss the final name with Speed’s parents, who still live at the family home on Courtland Drive, Aston.
The former Leeds, Everton and Newcastle star died in November 2011, aged 42.
His body was found hanged in the garage at his home near Chester, but a coroner at his inquest in January said he could not be satisfied the ex-Premier League star intended to kill himself.
His death saw an outpouring of grief in the footballing community.
Fans at grounds around the country took part in tributes to the former Wales captain, who played for several Premier League clubs.
The council will also place a memorial bench and plaque in memory of the footballer in the park.
The name of the park is expected to be approved by the council in September.