Ironsides News

RIP Elliot Hennell

Dear all,

It is with huge sadness that I am bringing you the news that Elliot Hennell has died yesterday of suspected suicide. Elliot has been an exceptional servant of the club over his many years of service, as a stalwart 5th XV captain, a vital cog in the management and organisation of the annual RTR fixture, as well as being an outstanding teammate and friend.

At this time our thoughts are with his family and his children. We have started a collection to raise money for flowers and a contribution to his family to help support them at this time. It is at the Gofundmepage, so please contribute if you can. Also, feel free to contact myself or your captain, if you need someone to talk to, and remember there are support helplines through MIND  and Samaritans , who have 24-hour phone service that you can talk too also.

Elliott was a huge part of our club, and he will be missed greatly. I know that at times like these Ironsiders come together and the Ironsides spirit and solidarity will provide a shoulder or an ear to everyone who needs it. We need talk openly about how we are doing and coping, so please do not hesitate to make contact. I understand that many of you will want to attend the funeral and as soon as I have details about what support the family would like I will let you know. We will be holding a minute silence at the beginning of each training session tonight, at 7:00PM and 7:45PM, so please take a minute at both of those times to remember and honour a great clubman.

R.I.P Elliot. You will be missed.


Dan Addis

Seniors Chair


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Shahid Rafiq
Great Guy, will be missed. RIP Elliot



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