RUGBY: Saddlebacks remember their cheerleader Les

Pictured with the memorial bench are, back (l-r) first team captain Tom Collins, second team boss Seb Hutchings and second team skipper Matty Holloran and sitting (l-r) are first team manager Stuart Haddon and chairman Rod Brown

Pictured with the memorial bench are, back (l-r) first team captain Tom Collins, second team boss Seb Hutchings and second team skipper Matty Holloran and sitting (l-r) are first team manager Stuart Haddon and chairman Rod Brown

First published in Sport

DEVIZES Rugby Club presented a memorial bench last weekend in memory of Les Dowse, the former club president who passed away in November.

The bench was purchased with donations gathered after the home match against Salisbury at the end of November.

First team manager Stuart Hadden said ‘It’s strange not having Les on the terrace roaring on the lads. He was a keen spectator back in the 1980s when I played, so for Les to pass away has left quite a gap on the terrace on a Saturday afternoon.”

Second team captain Matty Holloran, who assisted in making the bench, said: “All the lads are gutted that Les is not with us anymore, as he was such a popular member of the club.

“The bench will symbolise what the man stood for and allow people to come up here and watch the games like Les did every weekend.’’

MORE RUGBY NEWS, REPORTS, REACTION & PICTURES IN THURSDAY'S GAZETTE & HERALD

Related links

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree