Vale - Mike Beard

March 29, 2015 @ 12:20 UTC

It is with great sadness that England Touch has to announce the sudden and tragic death of Mike Beard, who unfortunately recently passed away in a bicycle accident.

For those who weren't aware, Mike Beard has been the driving force behind Touch in Lincoln for the past few years. He was a big part of the Touch scene there and a popular figure both on and off the pitch. Mike was nominated in the Coach of the Year category in the 2014 Lincolnshire Sports Awards in recognition of him setting up Lincoln Touch rugby in 2012 and for the hard work and dedication he has invested in the sport ever since.

The Federation of International Touch conveys our condelences to his wife and family, and to those who were close to Mike who recognised and acknowledged his contributions to the sport of Touch.

If you would like to support his family in these hard times, a fundraising page has been set up in his name:

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