Post by Communications Team on Aug 29, 2019 8:28:47 GMT
All at Birmingham Moseley were this morning trying to come to terms with the sudden and sad loss of club stalwart Alan Thomas who passed away in the early hours of Thursday 29th August.
Thommo was a legend of Moseley rugby being a key part of the 1st team during its golden era in the 1970/80's.
His influence on the club did not cease with the end of his playing career, Alan has been a tireless force working hard to ensure anyone who plays, uses or visits the club was looked after and made to feel welcome. Along with Rugby Alan was also a passionate Cricket man and charity supporter having raised large sums of money through his efforts around the club.
This year the club honoured Alan by making him Clubman of the year.
A true Moseley man and the nicest person you would wish to meet. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.
As a regular at both Ashfield Cricket and Mose, I pretty much spoke to him every weekend, all year round...and during the 'cross over' between seasons, on both Saturdays and Sundays! For about the last 25 …..or more years. The best...……. a very sad day.
Thoughts to the Thomas's...……..many a tear will be shed.
Have some wonderful memories of Thommo flying down the wing and bouncing the opposition out of the way. He was never a big heavy winger, such as we see so often these days, but there were not many who got round him - and never through him - and boy oh boy, was he a handful to stop. Thank you Thommo. God Bless you. RIP.
Very sorry to hear about the passing of Tommo. He was a real gent; always available for a good chat on match days, and managed to lever a fair few quid out of me for good causes down the years too. Will be greatly missed. RIP Tommo.
Thank you everyone for your kind messages of condolence about Dad. It really has made a tough time easier. For those that have asked..... his funeral will be held at St.Agnes church (B13 9SJ) in Moseley at 12 o’clock on the 23rd of September. This will be followed by a short service at the crematorium for family, and finally onto food and drinks at Moseley Rugby club. Hope to see you there.
Post by notanotherjohn on Sept 7, 2019 10:06:44 GMT
Although a regular supporter over the years since my move to Brum, I have never really been that involved with the inner circle of the club and it was only when I got around to reading this week's Moseley Matters that I put two and two together. What I do know is that the man I now know was Tommo was one of the nicest blokes you could meet and always a delight to chat with. Now knowing his background I fear I made have made some truly daft comments about the games in front of us, if so he dealt with them patiently.
What a loss, those of you who were close to Alan have my deepest sympathy.
I look forward to hearing that a suitable memorial will be arranged in due course, but let's start with today's game. I'll be there but there will be an awful void at the corner of the clubhouse.
Post by blackandredhead on Sept 8, 2019 17:59:20 GMT
The mini and junior sections paid a mark of respect today for thommo at midday on the main pitch with all the teams and coaches attending! With a round of hand clapping for a minute and then laying a wreath. Always a friendly guy who had time to talk to people. A proper gentleman and great representative for Moseley RFC.
Post by grooveavenue on Sept 23, 2019 12:51:12 GMT
Just a comment. St Agnes Church was full to capacity with an abundance of former/current players, DOR's, Coaches and representatives from West Midland clubs and beyond, rugby and Referees reps, club volunteers, staff etc. Everybody knows Thomo!!