Tribute to Ben Jefferson

The Oadby Wyggs are deeply shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of one their own, Ben Jefferson.

Ben was a true “Wygg”, having joined the club at under 7’s with his father Duncan who coached the age group through to U16’s. Ben played throughout the junior section and two years of Colts rugby. Having made the step into the senior section in 2018, Ben was a stellar player for the Wyggs.

During the 2018/19 season, Ben was the Second XV’s player of the year scoring 10 tries and coming out as top point scorer in a season which saw the 2s go 14 games unbeaten. His form saw him handed his First XV debut in what became the final game of the season due to COVID’s interruption to fixtures.

His contributions on the pitch were invaluable to every side he played in, including those on the fields of Derby University.

Despite his talents on the field, Ben will most fondly be remembered by many at the Wyggs for his contributions off the pitch. Always the life of the clubhouse and with beaming smile, he was a kind soul who sought to bring laughter to all around him. He will be sorely missed by the Wyggs.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this tragic time.