A MEMORIAL service for a titan of the Builth Wells sports scene will be held later this month.

Nigel Roff, a popular member of both Builth Wells Football Club and Builth Wells Cricket Club, died at home on Tuesday, April 26, following a short battle with cancer.

Nigel had been the football club’s kitman and bus driver in recent years, while he had also served previously as the cricket club’s treasurer, team manager, kitman and fixtures secretary.

A memorial service for Nigel will be held on Saturday, May 21, at 3pm, at St Cammarch Church, Llangammarch Wells.

County Times: Nigel Roff (far right) lines up with his beloved Builth Wells FC.

Nigel Roff (far right) lines up with his beloved Builth Wells FC.

“We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Nigel Roff,” Builth Football Club, for whom Nigel’s son Chris is first team captain, announced on April 29.

“Nigel has been kitman, bus driver, among other things, and he has played a huge part in Builth’s success over the years. Our hearts go out to his son and our club captain Chris and all of his family and friends.

“Nigel was an all-round top guy and was held in legendary status by everyone at the club.”


Minute silences were held ahead of Builth’s game with Abermule on Saturday, April 30, as well as at Builth’s game against Garnons in the GB Liners Marches League Division 1 on the same day.

“We will be holding a minute’s silence to remember the amazing Nigel Roff, who sadly passed away this week,” said the cricket club on its Facebook page.

“Nigel was a big part of Builth cricket and football. Our condolences go out to his family at this sad time.”A treasurer, team manager, kitman and fixtures secretary, he did it all.”