Elfyn Pugh – BEM
It is with deepest regret and sadness that I inform you of the sudden death of Elfyn (aged 86) on Monday 11th January 2021 in New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton.
Elfyn was a Past President of Staffordshire Rugby Union, his beloved Willenhall Rugby Union Football Club, and was a well known and respected figure throughout the Game at Divisional and National level. He was awarded the BEM for voluntary services to rugby in 2017.
Our thoughts and prayers and sincere sympathies are with Kath and her family at this very difficult time. RIP Elfyn.
Funeral details etc will be made known later. Elfyn’s death was not Covid related.
A personal note from Paul Kaminski (North Midlands RFU)
The news of the loss of Elfin has filled me with sadness, but has also brought back memories of countless seasons of enjoyable rugby administration with Elfin. I first came across him as a youthful fixture secretary for my Club. He was a willing mentor to one new to the role and no doubt ran rings round me. This collaboration grew into a rugby friendship that has continued up until the time of his passing.
Ever present at his Club, Willenhall RFC, always there to welcome and referees with humour and a glint in his eye.
Elfyn will be sadly missed by all who knew him and by the Game of Rugby Football.