Before the Launceston game this Saturday (19th Feb) there will be a minute's silence to remember James Horsford, who was a dedicated lead coach in our M&Y section for 11 years until a couple of seasons ago. James passed away peacefully at home on Monday, January 31st after a long illness bravely fought, aged just 54 years.
James introduced his twin sons, Mark and Jonny, to Cambridge Rugby Club in the 1998/99 season. The following year he was lead coach for their age group, a role he continued to perform with great skill and understanding until the end of that group of boys U17 season in 2009. His enthusiasm and commitment instilled in all of them the wish to play to the best of their own ability, to develop their own individual skills and fitness, to work as a team and to develop a real team spirit, but above all to have fun and enjoy themselves playing rugby with like-minded friends.
The funeral service will take place on Friday, February 18th, 2011 at Cambridge City Crematorium in the West Chapel, at 2.15 pm. Family flowers only, donations in memory can be made payable to Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and can be sent c/o Newlings of Royston Funeral Service, Kingfisher House, Fish Hill, Royston, Herts. SG8 9LB. Tel: 01763 242375.
We send our deepest sympathies and best wishes to Janice and the family.