It is with great sadness that I have to report that David Inwood passed away on Wednesday 16th March.
David who has lived in Spain for a number of years fought a brave battle against cancer over the past few months but even someone with the drive and energy he had would finally succumb.
David joined the club in 1952 and during his long career at Ealing played 1st XV, captained the 2nd XV & 3rd XV and held the offices of Fixture Secretary and Colts Manager. It was as Colts Manager where he oversaw the development of the club’s first Youth rugby programme, one which delivered a huge number of 1st XV players and directly led to the club rising to National League status for the first time in its history. David was honoured 1973 by being made a Vice President of the club.
I know that David was thrilled to return to the club for recent Reunions to meet old friends and many of the Colts he guided in their early rugby careers. He was delighted to be able to contribute a piece to Flair & Fire – The Story of Ealing Rugby, and I know he was excited to receive his copy of the book last Christmas which I am sure helped him recall fond memories of his time at Ealing.
Our thoughts and prayers from all at Ealing are sent to Ann and family during this difficult time.
Les O’Gorman – Hon Secretary