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Warwickshire mourn Peter Jackson

18 September 2012

  • Former Warwickshire President passes away
  • RFU Council Member pays tribute to Barkers’ Butts founder

Warwickshire are mourning the death of Peter Jackson, a past President of the county and founder member of the Barkers’ Butts club, who has died after a lengthy illness.

Jackson served rugby in Warwickshire in different capacities for all his adult life as a player, referee and as an outstanding administrator.

He helped to found Barkers’ Butts in 1947 and was made a Life Member of the club for his contribution to rugby at Pickford Grange Lane.

Jackson gave the Coventry club loyal service and was an enthusiastic supporter of the Coventry & Mid-Warwickshire District side, and of county rugby at all levels in Warwickshire.

Peter Jackson’s outstanding contribution to rugby in Warwickshire was rewarded with the county presidency. He made a conscious effort to visit every club during his two-year term of office and took as much pleasure from making those visits as the clubs did in playing host to a true rugby character.

“He was one of the great servants that our game is so lucky to be blessed with and one of the great characters of Warwickshire rugby,” said Charlie McGinty, the RFU Council Member for Warwickshire.

Peter Jackson’s wife Doreen pre-deceased him.