Tributes paid after ‘gifted footballer’ Josh Lloyd Roberts, 19, dies in a car accident in Wales

Tributes paid after ‘gifted footballer’ Josh Lloyd Roberts, 19, dies in a car accident in Wales

  • Josh Lloyd Roberts, 19, died in a car accident on the A4085 on Friday night
  • Roberts former clubs have offered tributes to the teenager on social media 
  • The Football Association of Wales are planning a tribute during their next match 

Tributes have been paid to ‘gifted footballer’ Josh Lloyd Roberts after the teenager died in a car accident last week.

The nineteen-year-old, who was from Caernarfon, died following a crash on the A4085 between Peblig Industrial Estate and Caeathro on Friday.

Roberts was a keen supporter of Caernarfon Town FC and the Welsh national team.

Football Association of Wales chief executive Noel Mooney paid tribute to Roberts on social media.

‘Everyone is so sorry to hear of Josh’s passing,’ Mooney wrote. ‘We are thinking of his family & friends.’

Tributes have been paid to Josh Lloyd Roberts, 19, who died in a car accident on Friday

Mooney confirmed the FAW will mark Roberts passing during Wales next home match against Armenia on June 16.

The FAW chief responded to a request to stage a minute’s applause during the 19th minute of the match at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Roberts was described as a ‘popular lad’ and a ‘gifted footballer’ in tributes from friends on social media. 

He had previously played for his hometown club as well as Bontnewydd FC and Cardiff Met FC.

‘As a club we were devastated to learn of the tragic passing of Josh Roberts who was part of our BUCS squad last season,’ a Cardiff Met FC statement read.

‘We extend our deepest sympathies to his friends and family at this difficult time.’

Caernarfon Town FC fan account CofiArmy was among those to pay tribute to Roberts on social media during the weekend.

‘Awful news coming through this morning, one of our young supporters was tragically taken from us last night,’ the tribute read.

‘One of the Cofi Youths for years and a staunch supporter of his hometown, can’t even imagine the pain his parents are going through, thoughts with the family! R.I.P Josh!’