The club has today learned of the sad passing of former chairman Pryce Griffiths, who died in the early hours of this morning at the Nightingale House Hospice.
A life-long supporter of the team, he was local businessman who ran a wholesale newspaper business across north Wales and initially joined the football club’s Board of Directors in 1977.
He was chairman from 1984 for two years and then returned to the role in 1988 through until the early-2000’s.
This was quite a leap from being a fan on the terraces and physically helping to build the Kop, to running the Racecourse club and spending 25 years as a director, 16 of them as chairman.
He was later joined on the Board by other members of his family including son Colin Griffiths (1983) and then daughter Babs DeRosa and son Phil Griffiths in the mid 1990’s.
During his time as a director, the Racecourse underwent numerous improvements, while the training facility at Colliers Park was also opened, providing the club with three pitches, a gym, changing rooms and office space for the management staff.
On the field, his time at the club saw great success with promotion in 1978, multiple European Cup Winners Cup ties, victory over Arsenal, promotion in 1993, our cup-run in 1997 and Welsh Cup victories.
At an away game at Wycombe in 2001 he complained of pains in his chest and was taken to hospital for tests.
Pryce, then in his late-70s, relinquished control of the club a year later and continued to live in the town in retirement.
Our condolences go out to his family at this sad time.