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Rugby club tributes to Dom Elliott

Dom Elliott in action for Bridlington Mariners against Malton and Norton

Dom Elliott in action for Bridlington Mariners against Malton and Norton

 

OFFICIALS at Bridlington Rugby Club have paid tribute to Dominic Elliott, who was a popular character on and off the pitch at Dukes Park.

The 23-year-old who died in the early hours of Sunday morning was a regular in the second row for Bridlington Mariners, the club’s second string, but had also been called up to the first team squad occasionally.

Director of rugby Rich Girking said: “He was a cracking lad - an absolute bundle of fun and energy. He was constantly smiling and was a joy to be around.

“When he was out, he was the life and soul of the party, a fun-loving guy who was larger than life and everyone enjoyed his company.

“He only started playing rugby a couple of years ago but he learnt so quickly that he was called up to the first team squad. he was eager to learn and he was a great sportsman. It’s an absolute tragedy.”

It is the second tragedy to hit the club in a month, following the death of former player Scott Eccles, 40.

Rugby club chairman Gordon Morrice said: “It’s a very, very sad loss and we send our condolences to has family.

“Dominic was a valued member of our club, a good player with great potential. With his size and ability he could easily have established himself as a first team regular.

“He was a popular lad and had so many friends at the club.”

 

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