Emotional farewell for young Wigan borough rugby player

The funeral of a young Wigan borough rugby player who was killed in a swimming pool accident abroad is set to take place next month.

Ben Woods, 21, was fatally injured while on holiday with his family in Cyprus.

The Leigh East open-age player was found unconscious at the bottom of the pool at the King Evelthon Hotel in Paphos on Tuesday July 5.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Ben WoodsBen Woods
Ben Woods
Read More
Tragic death of Wigan dad injured after fall during a night out

A social media post by Ben’s brother Josh who plays for professional rugby league side Newcastle Thunder said: “Ben’s funeral service will take place on Monday August 1 at Leigh Parish Church at 12pm followed by a private committal at Howe Bridge Crematorium at 1pm

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

“You’re all welcome to join us at Leigh East Rugby Club after the service to raise a glass to Ben and to share your memories of him.

“Any kind donations given in Ben’s memory will be given to Leigh East Rugby Club.”