WELSHPOOL Golf Club has recently provided the backdrop for a successful charity event in honour of one of the town’s greatest ever sportsmen.

The inaugural Wayne Evans Memorial Golf Day at Welshpool Golf Club was held on June 14th and has been hailed a huge success by organisers with the event set to become an annual fixture in the sporting calendar.

Evans represented Walsall and Rochdale during his professional playing career and ended his career with Welshpool Town before embarking on a successful junior coaching career in the USA.

The Powys football scene was shocked and stunned by his tragic passing aged just 51 years old in July 2023.


The Wayne Evans Memorial pitches in Welshpool from above. Picture by Stu Trigg.

His hometown club honoured ‘Wanners’ by naming their new junior pitches in his honour and the golfing event was arranged in order to raise funds to pay for equipment and maintenance as the club strive to develop the next generation.

A huge amount of football friends made it a rewarding day with a total of £4,000 being raised to maintain the new pitches created in his name which Welshpool Junior Football Club now use and ensured the popular football player’s name and legacy lives on.

Wayne Evans remains a much-loved and missed figure. Image: Phil BlaggA spokesman said: “A big thank you to Rory and staff at Welshpool Golf Club, Steve Gough and Mark Bell for prizes plus, everyone who donated raffle prizes and the volunteers who helped on the day. Well done to Gareth Williams and Mark Fletcher who shot the winning score and thank you to everyone who came and made it a great day.”