After a very sad start to the season with the loss of two of our much loved members, it is now our extremely sad duty to report the passing on Monday of David Nelson after a long battle against cancer.
David was a Life Vice President of Ashford Rugby Club, in recognition of his considerable contribution to the Club over many years. He played for all three of the senior sides, captaining both the 2nd and 3rd teams in the late eighties. After a period in Cheshire due to his work, he returned to Ashford and continued his lifelong support of our Club.
He will be remembered in particular for his friendship, generosity and his legendary sense of humour. Indeed, his exploits on rugby tours were, and will continue to be the stuff of legends! Our thoughts are with his brother, Ian and the rest of his family and close friends.
David’s funeral will be held on Tuesday 16thOctober at Charing Crematorium at 10.15 and afterwards back at Ashford Rugby Club. The family have asked for no flowers but donations to one of David’s two charities, Bowel Cancer UK or WaterAid. The family have requested that anyone attending should dress colourfully to match David’s personality, BBQ and rugby shirts are encouraged.