Following the sad news National League Rugby received of Mike Newson’s passing last month, his funeral will take place on Friday 24th February at 3.15pm at Kent and Sussex Crematorium, Benhall Mill Rd, Royal Tunbridge Wells TN2 5JJ.

The funeral will be followed by a reception at Tunbridge Wells Rugby Club, St. Marks Recreation Ground, Tunbridge Wells TN2 5LS.

Mike’s stepdaughter Jane has asked that friends and colleagues planning to attend the funeral should let Dr Alan Thompson know so that he can give Jane an estimate of numbers for catering at the reception. His e-mail is