John Moore Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts and profound sorrow that we announce the passing of John Moore, a beloved member of our rugby community and an integral part of our club’s history. John, brother of Richard, peacefully departed on 11th November at the age of 77 after a courageous battle with a respiratory ailment that had plagued him for the past decade. John’s rugby journey began at Rothwell Grammar School, where he honed his skills and developed a deep passion for the sport. In the early 1960s, he joined our club, becoming a fixture in both the first team and lower teams for over a decade. His dedication to the game was unwavering, and he proudly contributed to nearly 60 first-team games, leaving an indelible mark on our club’s legacy.
Beyond his accomplishments on the field, John was a stalwart follower, supporter, and benefactor of the club. Even after relocating to Devon in more recent times, he remained actively involved, demonstrating his enduring commitment to the club’s success. John’s impact was not only felt through his on-field contributions but also in his behind-the-scenes efforts that helped shape the club during the transformative decades of the 60s and 70s. For those who may not have had the privilege of knowing John personally, it is important to recognize that he played a crucial role in laying the foundation for the facilities we enjoy today. His dedication and love for the sport were instrumental in fostering an environment where the club could thrive and evolve.
In this difficult time, our heartfelt condolences go out to John’s family and friends. The loss of such a cherished individual leaves a void that words cannot adequately express. We mourn the passing of a true rugby enthusiast and extend our support to those who shared in his journey. As we come to terms with this profound loss, we wish to inform our community that details regarding John’s funeral arrangements are yet to be finalized. We will promptly share this information as soon as it becomes available, allowing us to come together in remembrance and support. John Moore’s legacy will forever be etched in the annals of our club’s history. May his passion for rugby and his enduring contributions serve as an inspiration to current and future generations of players, reminding us all of the profound impact one individual can have on a sporting community.