Tue 25th September 2018 | Ashton Athletic | By Ian Templeman
It is with regret we announce that Taffy Roberts, Secretary of Ashton Athletic, passed away yesterday.
Taffy was well known around our league for many years, having first served as Secretary of Wigan Robin Park when they joined the league in 2008, before moving to Ashton Athletic in 2015.
Ashton Athletic Chairman Jimmy Whyte paid the following tribute to Taffy on the club website:
It is with immense sadness that I have to inform you of the tragic news of the passing of John “Taffy” Roberts late yesterday afternoon.
Taffy has been the secretary of our club for the past three years, carrying out his duties in a professional manner and always with the club's best interests at heart.
His popularity throughout all levels of football in Wigan and on the NWCFL circuit is unquestionable and I know for sure a lot of people will be deeply saddened by this news.
Taffy’s infectious character will be missed by everyone at our club and I for one would like to pay tribute to his sterling efforts whilst Secretary.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to his family at this very sad time. Everyone connected with the club will certainly miss “Taffy” Roberts and we are without question better off for him having been a part of it.
Ashton Athletic Chairman