The chairman of Whitchurch Alport has paid a heartfelt tribute to one of the club’s top supporters.

Aaron Millington died on Monday following a car accident at Horseman’s Green.

Chairman Luke Goddard, who came to Whitchurch in May 2016 and was a close friend of Aaron’s spent much of Saturday evening with him after the home game against Runcorn Town.

The loss of one of the club’s biggest supporters has impacted hard on Alport’s interim chairman and erstwhile manager.

“Like most people I’m numb with pain,” said the 29 year old. “There’s just an enormous sense of disbelief but the one thing we are good at at Alport is coming together when tragedy strikes. We’ll do that again and we must make sure that we create a lasting legacy for Aaron and keep pushing this club forward in his memory.

“But this isn’t just about Whitchurch Alport it’s about the town of Whitchurch uniting as one. Pretty much everyone knew Aaron and you wouldn’t find anyone who had a single bad word to say about the lad. He lived for this football club and we will all miss him so much.”

On Saturday, Alport head across to the seaside to face Squires Gate. Coincidentally, Squires were the last team that Alport managed to beat in the league when a last minute penalty gave them a 3–2 win at Yockings Park back in October.

The club have decided to proceed with Friday night’s fundraiser in the Cadstones Clubhouse. Former Crewe Alexandra, Norwich City, West Ham United and England striker, Dean Ashton is appearing in the first of an evening with series. A limited number of tickets remain available and these can be purchased in advance via

Meanwhile, the club’s open night which had been due to take place today (Wednesday) has been postponed.