The Cinderford club is sorry to announce the passing of one of its most respected former players and long serving committee members, Julian Gazzard, who has died after a short illness.

Julian was a redoubtable player, who became an Honorary Life Member of the club, he had been a clubman since his schooldays and after a long playing career served with distinction in several committee roles. In later years he rarely missed a home match but will perhaps also be remembered by many who know the game as a forward looking fixtures secretary who organised the very popular and successful ‘Dayla Floodlit Colts Cup Competition’ which provided a high standard of age grade rugby for youth teams from Gloucestershire and the West Midlands during the 1980s/90s.

The club offers its sincere condolences to Judith and the others of Julian’s family in their time of sorrow.