This week one of our players Allen Meehan travelled to Croydon to lay Swanley Rugby Club flowers in tribute to Matt Ratana. A current serving officer linked to our club who knew Matt Ratana well, was truly humbled at the clubs efforts having seen our wreath. Our’s is one of hundreds of flower tributes outside Croydons police station. This shows how much love and respect people had for Matt Ratana. Although we didn’t all personally know Matt, he was a rugby coach at East Grinstead RFC and that makes him part of the rugby family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.