Kieran Flynn – Crewe & Nantwich RUFC

During the course of a pre-season friendly between Crewe & Nantwich RUFC and Christleton RUFC Kieran was seriously injured when making a tackle on a member of the Christleton side and has sadly broken his neck. As a result of this tragic incident he has, hopefully temporarily, lost use of his lower limbs, although his arms and finger grip are getting stronger on a daily basis. On a positive note he does have some tingling sensations in his legs, which we can only see as a positive.

He is in good hands and is currently in hospital in Oswestry a hospital famed for its specialisation in Orthopaedics. The full extent of his injuries are still unknown but progress is being made. To keep his spirits up and if it is at all possible, we ask and would appreciate any local clubs contacting Keiran on Flynny_lfc@hotmail.com or on his twitter account, @KieFlynn,just to let him know that the rugby community is thinking of him.

A number of professional players/clubs from all sports have already contacted him and any messages from yourselves or others will would help to keep up his spirits up. The challenge ahead is to keep him motivated long term but if any club wishes to send him any magazines etc. to keep him occupied that would be very much appreciated (please request for forwarding address).

The RFU have been fantastically supportive to both Kieran and his family and the Injured Players Foundation (IPF) has been second to none in the service that they have already given and had immediately provided him with an iPad which has proved invaluable in keeping him in contact with friends and family.

We appreciate that it is going to be a long road to recovery for Kieran but his ambition is to be at the ground for the last game of the season, let’s hope and pray that that will be the case.

As a club Crewe & Nantwich RUFC are very grateful to the support already shown by individuals/other clubs and the RFU and your future support would be greatly appreciated in keeping his motivation/recovery going.

Thanking you in advance for your kind cooperation
Jon Cockburn
Club Chairman
Crewe & Nantwich RUFC