Many of you will have seen on social media and national news, that Evesham RFC player Jack Jeffery tragically lost his life at the weekend following an injury. The club has issued this bulletin:
!It is with immeasurable sadness that we have to report the tragic loss of our beloved Jack Jeffery following our Seniors League fixture at Berkswell & Balsall yesterday 12th February.
Jack was adding another try to his phenomenal record and during the act and subsequent challenge of scoring he was injured.
He was taken to Walgrave Hospital where he tragically lost his fight.
A more committed, loyal ‘Clubman’ is hard to find. He would often return from London for training and was always at the heart of club activities.
He served his club, his teammates and the county with distinction and provided much satisfaction to the club supporters in knowing exactly where the whitewash was.
As a club, we have been overwhelmed by the messages of support and goodwill from the rugby community. Jack was calm, respected and highly thought of.
Our club and community have lost such a bright light.
On behalf of Evesham Rugby, I thank everyone whom supported Jack in his moment of need yesterday and for all the messages of support I have received from other clubs and the North Mids Union.
As a mark of respect our club is closed today. We fly at half-mast. Please take a moment today in your prayers and take your moment of silence for Jack, his family, loved ones and friends.“
Chair Evesham Rugby
We send our deepest condolences to Jack’s family, friends, teammates and wider club on behalf of the Society. RIP Jack.