Club Statement Regarding the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II
Rosslyn Park FC are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our thoughts and condolences are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.
Following guidance from the RFU, this weekend’s scheduled fixtures and Minis & Youth training will be going ahead as planned.
Esher and Rosslyn Park will wear black arm bands and there will be a minute’s silence before kick-off.
STATEMENT FROM RFU:
GAME UPDATE: The official guidance we have received from Government is that there can be respectful continuation of sport at all levels this weekend.
The overwhelming opinions shared so far within the game, are that teams and supporters want to come together to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to be united in our grief as we express sorrow at her passing.
Rugby, at its heart, is about community and bringing people together, in good times and in sad. Rugby clubs are a source of strength and support during times of uncertainty, and we hope that by enabling games and other rugby activity to go ahead this weekend, with families and friends congregating it will help us all to unite at this time of national mourning.
We strongly encourage all those playing sport this weekend to respectfully pay tribute to Her Majesty The Queen by holding a minute’s silence ahead of all fixtures this weekend. This an opportunity for teams from different areas to join together in honouring and celebrating her life.
Read full statement here.