A father-of-two who was allegedly murdered in Barry town centre had a six-week-old daughter.
Jordan Davies, 23, died on December 16 after suffering stab wounds during a fatal assault on Holton Road.
Mr Davies, a keen football and rugby player, was father to two-year-old George and Caitlin-Rose, who is just six-weeks-old.
Paying tribute, David Bodilly, a coach for Sully Sports RFC where Mr Davies played, described him as a “doting father” and a “joyful 23-year-old who was young at heart”.
Mr Bodilly, said: “He was liked by everyone. He was quite a shy person who didn’t have a bad bone in his body, he was a genuinely good person.
“He had two young children, his daughter Caitlin-Rose was only born six weeks ago. He was a doting father to them.
“He wasn’t someone to entertain but he was a joyful 23-year-old who was young at heart. He got on well with everybody and what happened has affected everyone at the club.
“Nobody ever thought anything like this would happen. On Tuesday we cancelled the training session because we didn’t think anybody would have been up for it.
"I don’t think it’s something anyone will ever get over.”
Mr Bodilly has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help Mr Davies' family cover the funeral costs. He has set a target of £1,500 and any extra donations will go towards Christmas presents for George and Caitlin-Rose.
He said: “As a club we want to do anything we can to help the family, we can’t imagine what they are going through. He was so young and had two young children, we just want to help in any way we can.
“I set up the fundraising page to raise money for the funeral. Everybody knows how expensive they are. I know it’s Christmas time, but if anyone could give what they can it would make a massive difference. Any extra money we raise would all go to Jordan’s children.”
Paying tribute on Wednesday, Mr Davies' family said: “Jordan was a loving son, brother, and father of two young children. He was also a keen football player.
“Jordan will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.
“We ask that our privacy is now respected during what is an extremely difficult time.”
Police confirmed on Tuesday the 23-year-old received fatal stab wounds as their murder investigation continues.
Jordan Brown, 24, from Barry, was charged with his murder in the early hours of this morning and will now appear before Cardiff Magistrates’ Court.
He is due was due to appear in court on Wednesday.
If you want to donate to Mr Bodilly's fundraising page, it can be found here.