LOCKWOOD Park are staging the second annual Alex Prosser Memorial game on Sunday in memory of the 27-year-old, who was tragically killed in 2005.
A graduate of the University of Huddersfield, and a life-member of the students’ union, Prosser played rugby union for the University and for Huddersfield RFC before he was killed in a road accident, when his Suzuki motorcyle was involved in a crash with a lorry on Meltham Road, Lockwood.
It is through his connections with friends he made at the Uni and at Lockwood Park that the match is being staged for a second year at 3pm.
Originally from Stockport, he played with the University’s first team while studying for a degree in modern history betwen 1996 and 1999.
He also for Huddersfield at flanker, mainly in the second and third teams and, after graduating, worked at Yorkshire Building Society.
This year’s event has been mainly organised by a former close friend of Prosser’s, Hugh Doble, along with members of the committee at Lockwood Park.
And spokesman and another close friend Jonathan Bell said: “It is both a mark of respect and an indication of how much and how highly Alex was thought of by so many people that we are once again playing this memorial game to commemorate his life.
“It has been a real labour of love organising the event, and we would not have done this just for anyone. A lot of Alex’s friends and former teammates are playing, and now we’re just hoping for a good turnout on Sunday.”