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FORMER Llansantffraid player, Martyn Digwood, has died at the age of 32, after being hit by a car while on a trip to see the Wales-Italy international last week.
Father-of-two Martyn Digwood, died on Sunday, nine days after being hit by a pick-up vehicle while crossing a road at Rivoli, near Turin.
His partner Helen, and parents Michael and Christine, had flown to Italy to be at his bedside in the intensive care unit.
Martyn, who ran Llanfyllin Insurance Services with his father, leaves a five-year-old son Mathew and three-month-old daughter Catherine.
He was a well known sporting figure in mid Wales and had been player manager of Spar Mid Wales League team Llanfyllin for the past 18 months after a playing career with Wrexham, Welshpool, Oswestry and Llanidloes as well as at Treflan.
Tony Williams recalls Martyn as a young and very popular player at Llansantffraid during the early 90s. He played for a couple of seaons in the Cymru Alliance side and was leading goal scorer in 1992/3 season with 19 goals.
Phil Ellis, chairman of Llanfyllin Football Club, was one of several club members, including Mr Digwood's brother Jamie, who had flown to Turin for the Wales-Italy game.
"This is terrible news because I had spoken to Jamie on Friday night when there had been no change in his condition," said Mr Ellis.
"Martyn was an enthusiastic and bubbly character and I never saw him in a bad mood.
"I will miss him not only as a manager but as a friend and this will leave a black cloud over Llanfyllin for a very long time."
Llanfyllin are supposed to be playing on Saturday, but Mr Ellis said it was too soon to say if the match will go ahead.
15 September 2021