I was privileged enough to be part of a group of young boys who arrived at Ealing Rugby club in the summer of 1976. Damian was possible the smallest of the group in stature but certainly not in character. He was an inspiration to us all, playing for the first team for so long and becoming chairman. Damian epitomised the spirit of those Ealing Colts.
Over the last five years we became close friends. Damian demonstrated a dark sense of humour that came with facing his illness. His energy will be missed by all.