TRIBUTES have poured in for one of Conwy Borough’s most dedicated supporters who died recently.

Cecil Jones, who held the position of club president, has been one of the most recognisable faces at the Huws Gray Alliance side for a number of years, battled illness before his passing and the club officially confirmed the news on Monday, November 12.

A statement from the Tangerines, said: “The club are extremely sad to announce that Club President Cecil Jones has passed away.

“To describe Cecil has a legend is an understatement. He was a magnificent person and he will be sorely missed by everyone at the club and in wider football circles.

“Over the years he held many roles, including those of Chairman and Club Secretary. He worked tirelessly for the club that he loved and continued to provide wisdom and insight to current board members in his position as Club President.

“Despite battling illness in recent years Cecil remained an avid supporter and was a regular at Y Morfa as well as travelling to many away matches.

“It is fitting that in his final full season with us that the club achieved a historic treble in winning the FAW Trophy, the Cookson Cup and the Welsh Alliance League Title.

“Cecil was a remarkable character and will always be remembered with great love and affection. Our sincerest condolences go to his family and friends.

Former vice-chairman Darren Cartwright, who was a long-time friend of Jones, added: “Great company and everyone, no matter where, always asked about him on our travels. He was, and will always be, Mr Conwy Football Club.”

Caernarfon Town full-back Joe Williams, said: “Such sad news, what a lovely man. Gave everything for the club, Tangerine through and through, RIP Cecil.”

Llandudno manager Darren Jones also paid tribute, saying: “Really sorry to hear this. What a legend of a bloke. did everything he possibly could for that club, especially through the bad times.”

Denbigh Town secretary Garry Davies, said: “Newyddion drist iawn. I worked with Cec for years and always enjoyed a chat with him whenever Conwy played Denbigh. What a legend.”

Mike Lundstram, who currently turns out for Penmaenmawr Phoenix, added: “Rest in peace Cecil, what a man! Condolences to his family and all at Conwy Borough FC.”