Bill Lett R.I.P.
December 6, 2010 12:00 am client
Bill Lett, Enniscorthy RFC’s esteemed trustee, past president 1981-84, vice president, former captain and player, which culminated with his membership of Tony Reid’s Towns Cup winning team of 1963 in the company of his brother Jack, has passed away…
Bill’s impact on the club was huge both as a player, administrator, trustee and general club member, he was involved in practically every constructive move the club has made in the last 50 years. The biggest move was his involvement in purchasing and developing Ross Road and moving the rugby club to its first permanent home, in the late sixties, and the subsequent development of the present facilities to which all members young and old are reaping the benefits.
However as important as that was, his lasting legacy to the club was the fact that he, with the support of Sydney Murphy and David Haslacher, started underage rugby in the Showgrounds on a Saturday morning in the sixties, where numerous subsequent players and members began their involvement with Enniscorthy Rugby Club.
During his recent illness he was still involved in club affairs with his involvement with David Haslacher and George Copland in preparing Club Centenary Book for 2012-13, to which he was a fount of knowledge, in relation to matters from the formation of the club in the autumn of 1912 to present day, as his family were involved from the formation through his father and uncles continuing on to himself and his siblings with the present generation represented by his son Douglas and his grandchildren, in fact in all its existence the Letts have been the essence of ERFC.
Bill will be sadly missed on the sidelines on the Ross Road as a gentleman and concerned supporter in relation to the fortunes of the various Enniscorthy teams and the general running of the club. He was delighted when Enniscorthy CBS embraced rugby to which he contributed in a practical way by sponsoring their jerseys, as he felt any development in the rugby area would encourage a wider playing pool and would contribute to enhancement of his beloved ERFC.
Bill is a great loss to all in Enniscorthy rugby and to rugby generally and will be sadly missed by all who knew him, although this will be nothing like the loss to his family to which we at Enniscorthy Rugby Club extend our deepest sympathy.
As a mark of respect the club committee meeting and lotto draw has been deferred from Monday night to Wednesday night, funeral arrangements to follow.