Steve Keen was a first team prop when I first coached at Ealing and I will always remember his positive attitude in times of great change at Ealing RFC. He played a huge part in getting Ealing up the leagues to where they are today. Nice to see so many of his team mates leaving their messages here as he was truly a great bloke and I have very fond memories of him.

Mark Josse

Shocked to hear the very sad news of Keeny, an all round good bloke ….not many of people know this, but we spent a lot of time training together!!! Thoughts are with your family, you will be missed my friend.

Graham Fletcher

Very sad news indeed. I am sure I will echo the comments of all that knew him when I think of Steve as a true legend – a terrific guy all round!

Please pass my condolences to his loved ones and I will be thinking of him and them.

Carl Bayliss

He was a big man in every respect, someone I often engaged with, and whose company I greatly enjoyed. He played a crucial part in Ealing’s return to the higher leagues.

Rhidian Jones

A great guy to play alongside in the front row and a great guy to socialise with after the game. Steve was all that you could ever want from an Ealing man and a example to us all. God bless you Steve.

Les O’Gorman

For most of my years in Ealing , Steve was a front row colleague. We were good friends, and in the true sense of the phrase, friendly rivals.  As props do,  we spent a lot of our time boring on the field and boring everyone at the bar, discussing the artful delicacies of front row play. Steve was as strong as an ox, and I find it hard to take in he has been taken from us.  All who knew him are mourning, and the front row union most especially.

So soon after Damian, this is quite numbing news.  Rest in Peace, Steve.

Pat Kirby

That is sad news about Steve, he was a good man.

Gareth Morgan

Steve Keen was a true gent, a friend and a great clubman, I had the pleasure of being his front row partner for a number of years and also his captain. Steve was known for his love of the gym, and I’m sure Steve has a place in Heaven with a gym and en-suite.

You leave us with great memories on and off the field…

Mark Congerton

It is with great sadness that I have to inform you of the passing of Steve Keen, ex 1st XV prop, husband of Karen and father to Emily, and also a great mate to many at Ealing RFC.

He will be greatly missed by all.

Steve fought a valiant short battle against cancer and was positive to the end.

David Steene
Chairman – Senior Rugby
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Ealing 1st XV Promotion playoff v Saffron Walden 2003/04

This photo is of the 1st XV after we won the promotion playoff game v Saffron Walden to gain promotion to London NW2 in May 2004. Steve is 4th from left in the front row.

A legend, a gent and a mate to many.

David Steene

Very sad news indeed – Keeny was one of life’s true gentlemen!

Steve Wallace