Nomads enjoyed a great tribute day for their long-serving legend Roy Welsh with current club members and friends and many of his former playing colleagues in attendance to pay tribute to Roy for the time, effort and skills he has brought to his beloved club for the past 60 years.
Roy joined Nomads as a player in 1963 and in a playing career of 25 years he made over 400 appearances for the club scoring 250 goals.
During that time he played for the L and C Inter League on four occasions and he proudly held the post of L&C President in the 1985-6 season. After hanging up his boots Roy joined the backroom staff at Nomads undertaking numerous roles including the important offices of Treasurer and Secretary.
Since becoming the club President Roy has been the driving force behind the club’s elevation to the North West Counties League, guiding the club through its complex planning negotiations with Stockport Council as well as dealing with the FA and other bodies regarding funding.
Roy’s diligent work is there for anyone to see visiting the club’s magnificent facilities and is now one of the finest venues in the League.
Although at the age of 80 and celebrating 60 years of service to the club he is certainly not resting on his laurels.
Roy is currently heavily involved in the massive refurbishment of the clubhouse as well as the construction of a brand new hospitality suite adjacent to the changing rooms.
Roy was presented with a Certificate of Recognition for his fantastic loyal service by Cheshire County FA Representative Stuart Holt. Nomads Chairman, George Gibbons, also presented him with a specially commissioned cap in the club’s claret & blue colours.