The Club is devastated to announce the tragic death of Academy player George Sawyer. George was in a collision with a car on the A64 near York whilst crossing the road in the early hours of yesterday morning.
George played for the Club from Under 6’s all the way through to Academy level and was studying Arable Agriculture at Askham Bryan College in York. He was a gifted second rower who excelled in the lineout.
Tracy Davis the Age Grade Chair and Academy manager said “George was loved and respected by his teammates and coaches. He was a wonderful young man and it has been an absolute pleasure to have him play at HRUFC through our age grade. I am sure George’s family have some great memories of their time at Lockwood Park.
We would like Sarah, Phil and Lucy to know that at this time of unimaginable grief, their rugby family has their arms around them and are here to offer all the support we can.”
The Clubs flag is being flown at half mast and a minute’s silence will be held in his honour before the A-Team game at Lockwood Park against Burley on Saturday and the First XV game away at Tynedale.