In Loving Memory of
Randalstown RFC are today devastated and saddened to inform of the passing of former Player, Coach, President, Chairman, Treasurer, Bar Convenor and general Club Legend, Derek (Ducky) Waddell, after a short illness.
Derek was a cornerstone of Randalstown RFC for the best part of six decades and it cannot be understated how much Derek dedicated himself to the Club that he loved and cherished through his long and illustrious tenure with RRFC. ‘Ducky’ as he was affectionately known was ever present at Neilsbrook and seldom missed anything to do with the Club and was involved in its development helping to grow the Club through many years of service to its current solid foundations financially, in rugby matters and in its status within the local community.
The Club passes their condolences to his beloved wife Margaret and the entire family circle at this incredibly difficult time and the Club aims to prepare a fitting tribute to Derek in the coming days in order to recognise his years of dedicated service and the legacy he left behind.
It is hard to think of the Club without Derek around, however we know that he will want the Club to continue to grow and remain the close family Club that he helped build over so many years. He will be sorely missed by everyone associated with our Club.
Current restrictions mean we cannot gather in the ways we wish to, but we hope this book allows people a chance to share their memories and pass on their condolences to the family
Rest in Peace Derek