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Richie "Taff" Gibbon, RIP

Richie "Taff" GibbonIt is exceptionally sad to have to report on the sudden passing on, totally unexpectedly, of our good friend Richie 'Taff' Gibbon on Tuesday 26th September; 'Taff' was only in his mid 50's and was very fit cycling almost every day.

'Taff' came to the Club several years ago and almost immediately took over the captaincy of our then pretty much defunct 3rd Team. By his own admission he was not the greatest of players but he was a phenomenal organiser and leader of men . His match reports were legendary and made mine appear exceptionally brief.

With living on the other side of water in Thornton he eventually moved to Ormskirk RUFC where he took on the 4th team captaincy and his match reports became even longer!! Coming from Pontywaun, South Wales, he was obviously a great fan of the Welsh national side and made sure you knew it too !!

His knowledge of popular/rock music was incredible and he was a very talented musician as well , appearing in several local bands. He will be sadly missed by everyone. A true gent and giant of a man in so many different ways.

Richie Beckett
Chairman/President. Oxton Parkonians RUFC.

1st Team v Ramsey ~ Saturday 21st October

Please note that this game has a 2pm KO at Holm Lane. Please be on time and spread the word. Thanking you in anticipation of a great turn out and fantastic support for the lads.

Richie Beckett
Chairman/President. Oxton Parkonians RUFC.

Based in Oxton in Birkenhead on the Wirral Peninsula in the North West of the UK, the Association runs cricket and rugby clubs from its Clubhouse in Holm Lane, Oxton, based at the HM Curphey Memorial Ground.

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