It was sad to hear of the passing of one of our former 1st team players last week. Simon Ward died at the age 87 having been suffering from cancer for the last year. Simon played in the 1st XV from the 1950s into the 1960s. He was a versatile player able to compete in any of the front five positions in the scrum. He never married and lived in Altrincham all his life. His funeral will be held in St Vincent's Catholic Church in Altrincham this Wednesday, the 27th July at 10am.