North West Wales

Tribute to Wayne Rowlands who died on Anglesey road

Wayne Rowlands Image copyright karl mark
Image caption Mr Rowlands has been described as a "well liked character"

Tributes have been paid to a well known Anglesey footballer and coach who died in a road incident on Monday.

Wayne Rowlands, 27, was one of two passengers in a white Ford Transit, the only vehicle involved, travelling along an unclassified road between Llanfaelog and Bryngwran.

Mr Rowlands' father, Gwyndaf, said: "Two things mattered most in his life - his family and football."

North Wales Police are appealing for witnesses.

Officials at Bodedern Athletic FC published a tribute online describing Mr Rowlands as a "well liked character" who was a club player and coach.

He was also still registered as a player at Amlwch Town FC where he had also helped to coach. The club has cancelled a friendly match as a mark of respect.

'Huge support'

"Wayne was a wonderful son, brother and friend," said his father, describing him as devoted father to four-year-old Calan Huw Rowlands.

"I can't begin to think how I'll get used to not having him around."

Mr Rowlands' sisters Leah and Llio paid their own tribute, saying: "We could not have asked for a better brother.

"No telephone conversation with him would end before he said 'I love you'.

"The kind words expressed from those that knew him are much appreciated and a huge support to us all."

Police said the incident occurred at 17:00 BST on Monday.

Officers want to trace a man and woman believed to have been pedestrians who stopped to offer help to the crash victims.

Anyone with information is asked to call North Wales Police on 101.

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