Daniel ‘Big Red’ Thompson

It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing, on Boxing Day, of Daniel ‘Big Red’ Thompson.

Daniel first visited Tupton as a Civil Engineer who laid the foundations for the clubhouse, and later returned as a parent and then Coach to the U13s, putting his heart and soul into bringing rugby to a whole host of young people.

He has been described as a “larger-than-life, genuinely decent bloke who will be greatly missed by all who knew him”.

Daniel leaves behind a wife, Nicola, son, Owen and daughter, Lily. Our thoughts are with his family at this very sad time.