The President and Council of Dorset & Wilts. RFU were saddened to hear of the death of Phil Smeeth and that Puddletown RFC has lost a stalwart rugby volunteer and supporter. The club and the wider rugby word will be will be poorer for his loss.
We understand that Phil died peacefully with his family around him. Phil was a genuine great and a stalwart to Puddletown RFC and indeed grass roots rugby. As a young player, he gave up his time and drove his team-mates all over SW England to fly the village rugby flag. They had a lot of laughs on the way and probably didn't appreciate at that time how much Phil actually did for them, for the club and for the game.
The Funeral service to celebrate Phil Smeeth's life will take place at St Mary’s Church Piddlehinton on Tuesday 20th September 2016 at 2:00 pm. Family flowers only; donations if desired for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust may be sent c/o Grassby Funeral Service, 8 Princes Street, Dorchester. DT1 1TW. Tel: 01305 262338.
After the funeral a wake will be held at Puddletown RFC's clubhouse