A coach company has made a lasting and fitting tribute to a Swindon town fan who recently died. 

Marc Walters was pivotal in getting thousands of Robins fans to away games by running SAS Travel for many years, until his death in May. 

The lifelong Swindon faithful had not missed a game in decades. 

Marc's send-off took place this month, with friends, family and the local footballing community saying goodbye to the well-liked figure. 

And Barnes Coaches unveiled that the team coach has been dedicated to Marc. 

The travel firm shared an image of the team coach at the County Ground on social media, and on the rear of the vehicle, it said: "Marc Walters. Following STFC forever 1972 - 2024."

A spokesperson for Barnes Coaches said: "RIP Marc."

After his death, many expressed their sadness at the news in statements. 

A Swindon Town Football Club spokesperson said: "Swindon Town is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Marc Walters.

"As well as running SAS Travel for many years, Marc was a passionate fan and hadn't missed a game since 1989. 

"He will be sorely missed by family and friends. RIP Marc."

STFC Supporters Club also issued a statement which said: "STFC Supporters Club It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Marc Walters.

"Marc was a devoted fan of Swindon Town and ran SAS Travel for many years.

"Marc was a friend first and foremost to many of us. We shall miss him deeply. We thank him for all he did for Town supporters RIP."

And Swindon Town figure Vic Morgan also paid tribute to his 'mate'. 

He said: "Marc Walters was a mate. Marc Walters was the man who ran SAS Travel. Above all though, Marc Walters was a Swindon Town fan.

"This was his football club, he loved following his team home and away and had not missed a game since 1989.

"He was someone who worked tirelessly to enable Swindon supporters to travel to the far-flung corners of the country.

"For years he drove to games with our friends, including Rob Hartley and me. 

"Recently he'd won the Ann Alder volunteer award from the official supporters club. Ann, who also recently passed away, was instrumental in running the travel club before Marc took the reins. 

"For many of us, Marc was a friend. RIP Marc you'll be so missed."