John’s Obituary:

Many of you know the “Fox” as an “Original” member of the very first Balmy Beach Rugby team (check out the photo at the club), and as a past president of the club for many years and one of few lifetime members!

The “Fox” has been fighting a very rare blood disorder for about 5 years now, and as expected it has finally reached a stage where the blood transfusions are not longer effective.

The Fox has decided to control the situation and effectively “go out” on his own terms. Fox is in good spirits and has been spending time with family and friends…mostly farting and telling old war stories! This is a unique situation where the Fox has a few weeks to reconnect with old and new friends alike.

Speaking with the Fox I know he’d love to hear from any of you who can make the time to give him a shout out. He can be reached by email For those who would like to call, please email me and I’ll send along his number.

Cheers and up the beach! Bomber