COLWYN Bay’s media officer has announced his retirement after a long and proud association with the club.

Tim Channon has decided to step down from the role after decades of service to the JD Cymru North outfit, taking on the role of press officer following a stint as sports editor of the North Wales Weekly News that began in 1983.

He was made life member of the club and played a huge role in promoting the great things happening behind the scenes, forming close links with journalists far and wide.

The popular figure has now opted to step away and retire from his duties, but plans to visit as many games as possible once competitive action is permitted to resume by the Football Association of Wales.

Mr Channon, said: “I have found It a real privilege to have been involved with Colwyn Bay over the past 30 odd years.

“I have met some lovely people, particularly the late Glynne Owens, Margaret and John Jones, Elfed Morris, Bryan Kelly and many more, and enjoyed a really great working relationship with managers such as Neil Young, Dave Challinor, Frank Sinclair, Jon Newby and most recently Craig Hogg.

“Age catches up with all of us, especially travelling to night games from my home in Wirral, but I will still get to the odd game and continue to help out the club in any way I can.”

Bay's director of football Neil Coverley also paid tribute to Mr Channon’s dedication, stating he has been “a vital part of the club for so long”.

“He has done so much not only in keeping Bay fans informed of the latest developments but also raising the club’s profile to a wider audience,” added Coverley.

“Tim is a quiet and unassuming person who just got on with his role without fuss - but his contribution to this club has been massive.

“We’ll certainly miss having Tim involved with the club, but we all wish him well on his retirement and he is always welcome at Llanelian Road.”