Meirion Appleton, the man described as ‘The father figure of Welsh Football’ was given a Lifetime Achievement Award by the FAW Trust for his tireless work for Welsh football.
The former Aberystwyth Town and Bangor City manager was given a standing ovation when he received the award at the FAW National Coaches Conference, at the Celtic Manor, in Newport.
Meirion’s tireless work continues apace across the the FAW Trust this summer as he’ll play a key role in the McDonald’s Fun Football programme, the upcoming UEFA A and B Licence awards and the Cymru Cup.
FAW Trust Technical Director Osian Roberts said: “Meirion Appleton is the father figure of Welsh football. He has legendary status for many reasons. Appy flew the flag for Welsh football well before any of us did. He has contributed to Welsh football in many different ways.
"From a successful manager in his own right to a coach to a kit manager and welfare officer. He’s a key supporter of what I’ve tried to do in Wales but more importantly, he is a friend. What he has done for Wales and Welsh football, he can be phenomenally proud of.”