Welsh football mourns loyal servant

Trevor Morris, former secretary of the Football Association of Wales, has died.

Welsh football is mourning the loss of one of its greatest servants.

UEFA committee member
Trevor Morris, who served the UEFA youth committee from 1980 to 1984, died in Nottingham, England, on 3 February following a short illness, he was 82. Morris was secretary of the Football Association of Wales (FAW) from 1971 to 1982.

Broken leg
A former professional footballer for Ipswich Town FC and Cardiff City FC prior to world war two, while serving in the military to distinction Morris continued to represent Cardiff during the war, before a broken leg in 1942 brought an end to his playing days.

Wales manager
He then began what was to become a successful career in football administration. He began as assistant secretary at Cardiff, before becoming the club’s secretary-manager in 1954. He moved on to Swansea Town FC in 1958, taking the club to the FA Cup semi-finals in 1964. In that same year, he also acted as caretaker manager of the national team in a match against Northern Ireland.

Royal honour
He then had a four-year spell at Newport County FC from 1967, before joining the FAW. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire for services to Welsh football in 1976 after beginning his distinguished career within UEFA. He served on the amateur football committee from 1974 to 1978 and the committee for non-professional players from 1978 to 1980. He was also a UEFA transfer expert from 1979 to 1984. He leaves a wife, Marion, and daughter Jane.