Yorkshire Rugby Union Membership has confirmed the premature passing of a “beloved” and “well-loved” member of the staff on the age of 29.
Selby Rugby Union’s First XV Captain Tom Edwards died abruptly within the early hours of Thursday, November 17.
Tom was described as “robust,” “brave,” “thoughtful,” and “caring” by Mark Pearson, Selby’s Director of Rugby.
The reason for loss of life was not revealed.
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DJ Skelton, President of the Selby RUFC Membership launched a press release following his loss of life:
Selby RUFC is deeply saddened to tell you of the sudden passing of First XV Captain Tom Edwards. Tom, aged 29, handed away within the early hours of Thursday morning. Tom was well-liked and well-loved throughout all ages throughout the Membership. He can be sadly missed.
Following this tragic information, all senior grownup fixtures scheduled to be performed at present, Saturday, nineteenth November 2022 are cancelled.
As you’ll recognize, this can be a time of nice misery to the households of Tom and his fiancée, and we’re certain your ideas and prayers are with them of their time of nice loss.
The households of each Tom and his fiancée have requested for his or her privateness to be revered at this very troublesome time.
York Press reported:
Membership president, Doug Skelton, stated that at Selby RUFC everybody cherished Tom and that he was a very talked-about younger man who at all times had time for everybody else. As Selby Membership Captain, he can be as snug sitting chatting with among the older members as he was placing an arm across the new youthful gamers to provide phrases of encouragement after they made their 1st XV debut. He was a frontrunner and far cherished staff mate.
Doug stated: “Tom was a warrior and a gentleman and somebody who was everybody’s buddy. We are going to all miss him.”
Selby is a household rugby membership and the membership was all of the richer for Tom and the Edwards household being a part of it.
Tom’s father stated that Tom’s passing has left large gap of their hearts.
Tom was a member of the Wetherby RUFC earlier than becoming a member of Selby RUFC.
“Tom was extraordinarily well-liked and well-loved at Wetherby,” Jonathan Hirst, chairman of Wetherby RUFC, stated in a press release.
“He was a superb rugby participant, a incredible teammate and can be sorely missed. Tom got here by the junior part at Wetherby earlier than enjoying over 150 video games for our first XV, captaining the aspect on a number of events.
“Tom was a figurehead of the all-conquering staff of 2014/15 and achieved again to again promotions from Yorkshire 4 to Yorkshire 2, profitable the Yorkshire silver trophy with Wetherby in 2015. Tom’s favorite saying earlier than each recreation won’t ever be forgotten: “Let’s begin getting fizzy now boys!””