Nottingham Rugby would like to extend our condolences to the family, friends and teammates of NTU student, Tom Miller who died tragically in Nottingham last week.
Tom, who was studying business management at Nottingham Trent University, was a key part of the rugby programme there, having been involved for the last four years. He had recently signed his first professional rugby contract with Nottingham Rugby for the forthcoming season and was looking forward to getting more involved at the club.
Tom also worked with the cancer charity Oddballs Foundation doing a lot of work to help raise funds and increase awareness of testicular cancer. His work will continue after his family and friends set-up a Just Giving page in his memory.
Speaking on behalf of the rugby squad at Nottingham, Head Coach, Neil Fowkes said:
“We were deeply saddened to hear the news about Tom last weekend. Having worked with him for the past five years at NTU and more recently at Nottingham Rugby we knew him to be a happy, vibrant and dedicated young man. Our thoughts are with all of his family & friends at this time and whilst it won’t bring Tom back, it’s great to see the rugby community supporting Tom’s work with the Oddballs Foundation.”
Nottingham Rugby Chairman, Alistair Bow added:
“From all involved with Nottingham Rugby we’d like to extend our support to the family, friends and teammates of Tom Miller. I hadn’t yet met him personally, but from all I talk to, he was a delightful and dedicated young man who will be sorely missed by many. His work with the Oddballs charity was second to none and we’d like to extend our club support to that which has already been offered by his family and friends. Whilst Tom has been taken too early, we hope that his lasting legacy for charity work and rugby will live on for many years to come.”
Tom’s family and friends have set up a Just Giving page hoping to continue his good work raising funds for the Oddballs Foundation. At the time of writing almost £40,000 had already been raised. To donate, please visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tommymiller/