Phil Harries - Clarbeston Road
21 October 2015

Phil Harries - Clarbeston Road

The Welsh Football Trust are saddened to learn that grassroots hero Phil Harries sadly passed away on Sunday 18th October.

Phil had only recently been rewarded for his years of service at Clarbeston Road AFC by winning the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the 2015 Welsh Community Football Awards. Sons Stephen and Adrian represented Phil at the awards dinner which took place at the Cardiff City Stadium prior to the Wales vs Andorra European Championships Qualifier.

Phil first joined Clarbeston Road AFC as a player at the time of the clubs formation in 1960 and continued to serve the club in a variety of capacities ever since.

In 1998 as incoming Chairman Phil successfully led the development of club to provide new senior and junior pitches and changing rooms by 2002. This has allowed for football to now be provided for around 160 mini and junior players and 50 seniors, a legacy that will live on in Phil's absence.

The thoughts of all at the Welsh Football Trust go out to wife June and the rest of the Harries family at this truly sad time.