24th December 2020
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Paul Turton (Turts) due to Covid alongside other complications and send our sympathy and condolences to his children Andrew & Sue and partner Janet during this difficult time.
Turts played as hooker for Pontefract RUFC and became a member of DRFC in the late 1980’s when he retired from playing.
He then became a stalwart of the club, firstly as 1st XV touch judge and latterly as team and logistics manager up to the present day.
Turts was a fine example of giving his time voluntarily over 30 years to DRFC for which we are all extremely grateful.
After winning games he always greeted me with “We are the boys Tony” and “There aren’t many of us about you know”
Turts was one of the the nicest men that I have ever known and will be sorely missed.
Goodbye old friend.
Tony De Mulder