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Douglas RUFC pays tribute to club stalwart

Lee Maddox passed away after long illness

Douglas Rugby Club has paid tribute to former player Lee Maddox, who's passed away this week at the age of 53 after a long illness.

Lee joined his brothers Gareth and Geraint at the club in the 1980s.

He went on to captain the second XV during a 40-year association with Douglas, and the club says he was never one to shirk a challenge.

The funeral cars travelled from the family home and followed a route down Bray Hill, Quarterbridge and past the club on the way to Douglas crematorium.

The club says respectful applause and tribute sirens from the many maroon and gold-clad mourners lining the roads demonstrated the regard and depth of feeling toward the family.

He leaves wife Lesley and daughters Sophie, Ceri and Ellie.