FRIENDS and team mates at Driffield Hockey club have described Dominic Elliott, who sadly died in the early hours of Sunday morning in Bridlington, as a “fantastic guy” with “a heart of pure gold”.
A statement on behalf of the club, from men’s 1st XI captain, Adam Saltonstall, said: “Dom was a fantastic guy and a much-loved member of Driffield Hockey Club who will be sadly missed by everyone in the hockey family.
“He was a larger-than-life character with a heart of pure gold who made people smile by simply being around him.
“This horrific news has thoroughly rocked the club and left a huge Dom-shaped hole in everyone’s lives. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his family and friends at this sad time.”
Dominic was due to play for the club on Saturday and Sunday last weekend and was included in the first team squad for the last game of the season, this coming weekend.
All Driffield Hockey Club teams will observe a minute’s silence before their games this week, but the club hope all games will go ahead as planned as they believe it is what Dominic would have wanted.
Dominic Elliott was taken to Scarborough General Hospital from artist David Hockney’s home on Kingston Road, in Bridlington, shortly after 6am yesterday morning (Sunday March 17).
A spokesperson for Humberside Police said the 23-year-old was “in a serious condition” when he was taken to hospital by a friend.
You can send tributes to Dominic to firstname.lastname@example.org
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