TRIBUTES have been paid to a popular Vale of Clwyd man who has sadly passed away.

Cliff Kearns, of Denbigh, passed away on Monday at the age of 90.

Mr Kearns was synonymous with Denbigh Town Football Club over many years.

He made his debut for the club at the age of just 14 years.

In his lifelong association with the Central Park Club he was also an invaluable committee member and supporter of the team.

A Denbigh Town statement said: "In his later years he took on the role of club ambassador welcoming visiting teams and supporters to Central Park.

"Cliff was at our home game against Builth Wells last Saturday, the first time he had been to a game for some years.

"He had commented on how he had thoroughly enjoyed himself seeing Denbigh win their semi- final and go through to the League Cup final.

"A minute's silence was held (on Tuesday) at the start of the club's game against Hawarden Rangers in memory of Cliff.

"A man of intellect and always good for a story, he will be sadly missed not only at the club but around the town of Denbigh.

"Our condolences go to his son Paul, daughter in law Sioned and Cai at this difficult time.

"Cysga’n dawel Cliff."