SOUTHAM RUFC is saddened to report that a key member and supporter of the club Bob Jones has passed away aged 83 after a short illness.
Bob first started playing senior rugby at Leighton Buzzard and then moved and played for Northampton Mens Own.
On moving his family to Clifford Chambers near Stratford Bob got involved with the fledgling Southam Club. Bob was involved in the purchase of the land and building of the original club house and was then instrumental in the building of the extension in the late 90s and purchase of the extra land.
Bob held many roles at the club, with his eight year Presidency being a key one, as well as his captaincy in running the 4th, 5th and 6th teams over the years.
Bob was not just satisfied with offering his time and effort to Southam but was a key driving force in local district and county rugby at both colts and senior levels.
Bob also developed some novel competitions especially mid-week to get people playing rugby and his involvement on veterans rugby was well known around the county.
Probably Bob’s proudest moment was when he became Warwickshire President for two years and he used every opportunity to promote Southam and local rugby at regional level and at Twickenham.
Bob was old school and his involvement in rugby benefited many hundreds, if not thousands of people, and he will be sorely missed.