Everyone at Rosslyn Park was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ju-An Sagge, father of Rosslyn Park Colts Player Jethro Sagge.
Our thoughts are with Ju-An’s wife Teresa, Jethro and his family and friends during this difficult time.
Tribute by Sergio Davison
Ju-An, a devoted father to Jethro and loving husband to Teresa, became associated with Rosslyn Park during the 2021/2022 U16 season, when Jethro started playing rugby for the club. On Jethro’s first day, he was understandably nervous, which manifested in some mistakes during training. However, Luke, the team captain, took Jethro under his wing, warming up with him and offering words of encouragement. From that point onward, Jethro flourished, earning the title of Player of the Year within two seasons. Ju-An and Jethro felt a deep sense of belonging at Rosslyn Park, as they were warmly welcomed by players, parents, coaches and managers.
Ju-An was a selfless, humble and unassuming man, wholeheartedly dedicated to his family and community. Alongside his wife, Teresa, he actively participated in supporting youth group events at their local church. This support was not just in the form of time; they generously provided necessary materials for events. Ju-An, a technology enthusiast, once sourced a projector from a charity shop, set it up, and donated it for future church events.
Ju-An’s proudest moments were watching Jethro and his teammates play rugby. Despite working night shifts at Charing Cross Hospital, he never missed a match. He would come directly from work, often using public transport no matter where it was, to cheer on the team. In addition, he would capture these cherished moments by taking photographs and recording videos, not just of Jethro, but of the entire team.
Ju-An would often praise all the players. Whenever he discussed the matches, he spoke highly of the team and rarely focused solely on Jethro’s performance. He had a caring heart and would always pray for the players’ safety, hoping no one would suffer injuries. Ju-An was immensely liked by everyone who had the pleasure of crossing paths with him. His presence will be dearly missed.
His Memorial service will be held at St Augustine’s RC Church on Monday 3rd July at 12.15PM. The family would like to encourage the attendees to wear different shades of blue, Ju-An’s favourite colour.