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Phil Snowden – “Snowy”

Updated: Mar 13

27.01.34 – 27.02.24

Funeral Details:

Monday 18th March - 2:40PM at Chester Crematorium

Blacon Ave, Blacon, Chester CH1 5BB

Followed by refreshments at Boughton Hall CC

Boughton Hall Ave, Chester CH3 5EL


We are extremely sad to report the passing of long-standing Nomad and supporter of the broader club, Phil Snowden.

"Snowy" – as he was universally known – was a local lad from Boughton who attended Cherry Grove school and in later years lived in Vicars Cross, where for a number of years he owned and ran the newsagents on Green Lane.

He loved his football and after serving in the army, for whom he played representative games, he went on to play for a number of teams up the coast, picking up some “boot money” in the process.

This was often in partnership with his mucker, Ray Sutton. Snowy was the unsung hero of that partnership, both on and off the pitch.

Having finished playing up the coast, he (and Ray) joined the Nomads in the late 60’s where he continued to play until his early 50’s forming some fantastic friendships with the likes of Robin Jones, Taffy Roberts, Jerry Ireland and Malcolm Smith.

Quiet and unassuming off the pitch where nobody had a bad word to say about him, on the field he was a tough tackling wing half in the days when you could “tackle”. I don’t know anyone – other than perhaps all those he kicked on the footie pitch – who had a bad word to say about him.

Even then – and speaking from personal experience having been kicked by him in a game many years ago - some minutes later he politely enquired if “he’d caught me”. Yes, Phil you did – just below the knee!

After hanging up his boots he took up golf where he played at Vicars Cross for a number of years. His game reflected the bloke he was – steady.

He was quiet, understated and modest - yet still good company. Completely unassuming and loyal to the nth degree. Certainly, one of life’s good guys.

He will be hugely missed by all those who were lucky enough to know him. Our deepest

sympathies go to his daughters Sandra and Janet and their extended families.

Rest in Peace Snowy

From All at Chester Nomads.

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