Cardiff City Football Club has been deeply saddened to learn of the passing of friend, colleague and lifelong supporter, Ian Fitzgerald.

Ian’s family business, Provincial Printing & Publishing have been producing the Cardiff City match-day programme and a number of other publications since December 1958.

As Managing Director, Ian devoted a huge amount of time to ensuring a quality product for his beloved Bluebirds on home match-days – evident in each edition. With the job done, Season Ticket holder Ian would make his way to Ninian Park and Cardiff City Stadium to see supporters enjoying the fruits of his labour.

The next instalment of ‘The Bluebird’ for our home game with Rotherham United on February 18th will be dedicated to Ian's memory and contribution.

We offer our sincere condolences to Ian’s wife Sue, daughters Gemma and Sophie and all of his family, friends and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.