It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing away of long serving member Paul Whittall, father of Raider Jon Whittall.
Paul joined as a family member in the mid 1990’s when Jon started mini rugby. He soon became an active part of the supportive parental group each season as Jon went through his Mini, Junior and Colts rugby, before progressing into Senior rugby some 10 years later in the 2005/06 season.
Paul was a regular supporter of the Club at all levels and became Commercial Chairman during the 2009-11 seasons. He continued his support of the Raiders in more recent seasons watching Jon develop into a regular Raiders squad member and who in recent seasons has played some of his best rugby in the most competitive of back row positions at open side flanker. Paul through his association with the club supported a number of our members over the years with work and job opportunities through the establishment of Shoreham Car Auctions and more recent business activities.
Never one to seek public acknowledgment, Paul over many years provided real support to the club and will be missed by all those who knew him. All our thoughts are with Jon and the rest of his family and friends at this very sad time.