During the 2019/20 Indigo Group Welsh Premiership launch former Bridgend Ravens Head Coach Matt Silva and WRU Head of Performance paid tribute to the deceased Ravens Chairman, who passed away last week.
King the loyalist of Welsh Premiership supporters – John
Speaking of the loss of Derrick King, Geraint John said, “Derrick was a major keen supporter of club rugby and very loyal supporter of Bridgend rugby in particular and in this product as well. Our thoughts go to his family as we start the campaign this year.”
Silva – “You couldn’t explain to the outside world what it meant to him.”
Remembering his former clubman Matt Silva said, “Condolences to his family and friends and to the people of Bridgend. He was instrumental in our fight against relegation last year.
“He brought Rob Howley in to speak to the players, he was at every training session towards the end of the season.
“You couldn’t explain to the outside world what it meant to him.
“It was a privilege and an honour for me at the end of the last game at Pontypridd to have him in our team circle, you could see it meant the world to him.
“Devastated he’s passed on and he’s going to be greatly missed.”
The Welsh Rugby community will pay tribute to Derrick when Bridgend host Aberavon this Friday.
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