“It is with sadness we must confirm that Dave Vickers passed away in his sleep, in the early hours of 27th March 2020.
Dave, known as ‘The Panda’ to most, was a well know local rugby player around the Birmingham & Solihull area.
Dave took to rugby after a number of years as an amateur boxer, bringing size & strength to the pitch. He started his playing career at Edwardians FC(RU) in 2003 where he played for a number of years.
Dave was a versatile player, playing a number of positions in his early playing days before deciding on the front row as his home. Bringing his ample frame to both Tighthead & Loosened Prop.
Dave then moved on to further his playing career at Old Yardleians, before finally moving over to play for Bourneville in 2015 playing for the Third XV.
Dave was a friendly & confident person. He was kind, had a heart of gold & would talk to anyone. He was a well known character around numerous junior rugby & cricket clubs. He loved his Guinness & the Big Bulls Head in Digbeth was always a favourite venue for him.
Dave will be sadly missed by all his friends & all that played with & against him. Our sincere condolences go out to his family at this very sad time.
Rest in peace Panda, until we meet again.”