Club mourn the passing of Colin Forsyth

01 Jun 2018 in News

Club mourn the passing of Colin Forsyth Club mourn the passing of Colin Forsyth

Colin presenting the York & District Cup to Heworth captain David Hattee, surrounded by other Heworth players and supporters at the old Clarence Street ground.

The Club is in deep shock following the sad news that Colin Forsyth, one of it's most respected players and Coach, died suddenly on Thursday 31st May.

Colin was a Heworth player in a successful team including Ray Batten and Ted Barnard and signed for Oldham as a 17 year old in 1964. He carved out a highly successful professional career with spells at Featherstone, York, Bradford and Wakefield, playing in numerous League and Cup finals and achieving international honours with three caps for England against France, New Zealand and Wales in 1975.

Later he returned to Heworth and in his first season, as Player/Coach, guided Heworth to National League Championship success (1986/87), followed by a BARLA National Cup final and Challenge Cup matches against professional opposition.

Our condolences go out to his wife Sandra, sons Mark and Craig and daughter Julie. 

There will be a minutes silence at both Open Age matches this Saturday.

 

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