SCORES of people attended Belle Vue on Sunday in memory of a popular Rhyl man one year after his death.
A charity football match was held to mark the anniversary of John Wright’s death - after he died aged 54 after a heart attack.
His two sons Tom, 22, and James, 24, arranged the event to remember their dad and to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.
Tom, who said they wanted to try and fill Belle Vue said he was overwhelmed by the response.
“The turnout was brilliant,” he said.
“I would like to thank Dave Walker for helping to arrange it and everyone for coming along.”
Tom also gave an emotional half-time talk about his dad, also thanking everyone for attending.
John, of Grove Park Avenue, who was the head steward at Rhyl, has been remembered by the club who have named one of the entry gates, The John Wright Gate in his memory.
Rhyl FC manager, Greg Strong, said: “It was a fantastic day and the turnout speaks volumes - he was so well thought of.
“Most teams in our division, or even in the division above, don’t get a turn out like that.”
Strong, whose side have the opportunity to win the Huws Gray Alliance league on Saturday, said it would be nice to dedicate the title to John.
John will be remembered for his involvement in the community, where he was Rhyl FC’s reserve team manager, he also sat on the North Wales Coast FA’s board, was a member of the football club’s committee, and a prominent junior football coach.