Logan Holgate Dies: A rugby league game will be stopped to remember a “rising star” who died unexpectedly. Logan Holgate, who was 18, died on Wednesday. He played for the Hensingham Amateur Rugby League Club in Whitehaven, Cumbria.
Teammates and clubs from all over the country have paid tribute to the “brilliant young man” who “played with distinction.” On Sunday, his fans in Whitehaven will gather for a minute of applause to remember him.
‘Game to Be Stopped’
In honor of Logan’s shirt number, the game between Whitehaven and Workington Town will be stopped in the seventh minute. Ashley Kirkpatrick, the chairman of Whitehaven RLFC, said, “We came up with the idea so that both teams, players, and fans could remember Logan.“
He made a huge difference, was a rising star, and stood up for his country. The game will be shown in the clubhouse at Hensingham on Cleator Moor Road, where fans and club members will cheer. A member of the Hensingham ARLFC told the BBC that the club wanted to make sure that no one was left out of the tribute.
Logan was an apprentice at Sellafield Ltd. In 2021, he made his first appearance with the England Community Lions in a match for under-16s at Colwyn Bay. Before him, he had played for the Lions, like his brothers Ellison and Fletcher.
He helped the Lions beat France in the final of the Under-19s European Championship in Italy last year. Logan had been working his way up from under-18s to play for Salford Red Devils. This season, he was going to join the club’s reserve team.
More than 48 hours after his death, Hensingham ARLFC said the club, his friends, and his family were thankful for the support, which they called a “testament to his character.” “Because he is so young, people are just shocked,” a club representative said.
Yesterday, Logan Holgate died of a cardiac event. He was 18.
2 days ago, Jordan Brister died of a cardiac event. He was 18.
3 days ago, Hunter Brown died of a cardiac event. He was 21.
Our children are dying suddenly every day now.
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) January 12, 2023
“He made such a big difference. Clubs from the south, like Lancashire and Yorkshire, the Rugby Union, and other football clubs, have condoled him. The people in this area have been great.
“The response has been overwhelming, and we’re sure it gives his family a lot of comforts. For a young man to have such a big impact shows how good he was.“
The club is working on long-term plans to honor Logan, including making uniforms with his name. “It won’t be the same old thing. He will come to every game with us,” the club said. Since Logan died, more than £25,000 has been given to a website raising money for his family.
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