Doug was a long serving, loyal and generous supporter of Old Elthamians, on and off the field, who made his playing debut for the club at the ripe old age of 43.
He went on to captain the 3rd XV and managed to achieve a long-held ambition of playing in the same Elthamians side as his two sons, Michael and Nicholas.
After hanging up his boots, Doug was a regular on the touchline watching the first team for many seasons and was a hugely popular figure with players and supporters alike.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all Doug's family and friends
The funeral will be held on Friday, June 16th. Details to follow.
Updated 16:48 - 19 May 2017 by Jon Edwards