FRIENDS MOURNING LOSS OF REFEREE MATE

Photo via Far North Coast Rugby Referees

Friends say a local rugby referee who passed away from a heart attack on Saturday will be sorely missed.

Ian Hooper was stepping in to officiate a game when he collapsed on the field, later passing away in hospital.

A Go Fund Me page is being set up and details of his funeral will be posted on the Far North Coast Rugby Referees Association website.

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