Shrewsbury Town Legend passesShrewsbury Town have been saddened to hear about the passing of club Legend Chris Smith yesterday.
Chris has been a big part of the club over many years supporting Shrewsbury Town. He went to his first match age two with his grandad Sam Powell who was the Town physio and trainer at the time, and that was where his link to the club began.
His first voluntary work began aged 13 years of age as a programme seller. In the early 1970's he helped form the supporters football side, organise and run the away travel club and in later years the Super Blues which has helped many projects at the club.
He followed the club all over the country both home and away, as well as on trips abroad. He was known to supporters at clubs throughout the divisions and was well respected by programme and sports memorabilia collectors.
When the club announced it was looking to recognise club Legends, Chris was the only non-playing member to be named in the initial illustrious list of ten.
Despite battling MS in later years Chris still was a regular at the Greenhous Meadow and was at the recent supporters award evening hosted at the stadium
Shrewsbury Town chairman Roland Wycherley spoke on behalf of the club.
“I am shocked and saddened that we have received the news that Chris has passed away”, said the Chairman.
“He has been a lifelong supporter of Shrewsbury Town and has done so much for the club over that time.
“From a young age he travelled the country supporting the club and then became a driving force behind the supporters groups.
“His work with the Super Blues club has seen it help many projects at the Gay Meadow and at the Greenhous Meadow.
“He was inducted into the Shrewsbury Town Legends and is the first supporter to have that honour bestowed on him.
“He will be sadly missed by everyone contacted with the football club and our thoughts are with Sylvia, his family and friends at this very sad time.”