Rugby Lions head coach Rob Walton dies while on holiday

Rob Walton in action. Photo by Ray Andrews.
Rob Walton in action. Photo by Ray Andrews.

The head coach at Rugby Lions has died while on holiday with his family in France.

The club has paid tribute to the ‘instrumental’ Rob Walton.

Rob Walton. Photo by Ray Andrews.

Rob Walton. Photo by Ray Andrews.

A statement issued by the club said: “It is with great sadness to announce the death of Lions head coach and friend Rob Walton who passed away yesterday whilst on holiday in France with his family.

“‘Yoghurt’ was instrumental in the rebuilding of Lions and his hard work, determination and sense of humour will be sadly missed by us all.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this sad time.

“He may have passed away but he will not be forgotten.

Rob Walton

Rob Walton

“Once a Lion, always a Lion.”