Tributes have been paid by the Wallasey Sunday League after learning that one of it's highly-regarded officials has died.

The league received devastating news on Saturday that long standing committee man Dave Passey passed away in hospital after a long period of illness, aged 78.

Dave, who lived in Leasowe, had been on the League Management Committee for over 20 years and served as the registrar before enduring a heart attack which reduced his attendances at meetings.

Dave played for a number of local teams before taking on the roll of registrar in the now defunct Wirral Combination league, before joining the ranks of the Wallasey Sunday League.

Wallasey League Secretary Tom Potter said: "To say Dave was always sociable, friendly, knowledgeable, kind and trustworthy would be an understatement.

"Teams seeking advice and guidance could always rely on Dave's empathy and he will be sorely missed by everyone that knew him.

"Our heartfelt sympathies go to his wife Mary and his children and siblings for their sad loss.

"The respect Dave gathered over many years was well deserved, as he was a fine gentleman and will be missed by many.

"Rest In Peace Dave, you were one in a million."

The Wallasey Sunday League has also confirmed that league fixtures will recommence in April following the roadmap announcement from the Government which states that from March 29, outdoor sports facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, and open-air swimming pools, will also be allowed to reopen, and people will be able to take part in formally organised outdoor sports.