KIDDERMINSTER’S rugby world has been rocked by the sudden death of one of its promising players.
David Waldron, who played for Kidderminster Carolians, is believed to have died at the University of Plymouth, where he was studying public services, last Friday.
The 21-year-old former Wolverley High School pupil, who was in his final year at university, had played for the club for approximately 10 years and a minute’s silence was held for him during training on Tuesday.
Sincere tributes have been paid to the 1st XV player, who was a winger at the rugby club, by members who have been left devastated by his sudden death.
Chairman Keith Skirving said: “It’s a shocker. I was stunned when I found out about this terrible news from his father Jim.
“David was a very sporty and very polite and a very nice young man.
“He came through the mini and junior ranks and just loved his sport. He turned out for our 1st XV before going off to university.
“We’re devastated and shocked. He had a promising career, certainly at our level.”
Mr Skirving added his thoughts were with Mr Waldron’s family.
Ian Bletcher, head coach at the rugby club, said: “Dave was an absolutely great guy and we’re all deeply saddened by the news.
“I remember he scored a brilliant try against Earlsdon last season.
“You can get sucked into the bubble of league position and results but when something like this happens, it puts everything into perspective.”
The club are now waiting to hear when Mr Waldron’s funeral will take place.