Smith Reggie

1928-2000 Playing fields, Hedge Rd., L25

Described on the plaque as a true champion for his community, Reggie was a founding member of the Belle Vale and District football league in 1975 n worked tirelessly for improved facilities for young footballers in the area.

At the unveiling ceremony Councillor Warren Bradley said, People like Reggie Smith r real community champions. For every Michael Owen n Wayne Rooney u will find a Reggie Smith in the background creating the right environment for these players to emerge. At the time of the unveiling Liverpool, Everton, Tranmere, Wigan, Preston, Manchester City n Wrexham had twenty players from the area in their academy squads.