The family of Miracle Godson, the Wigan St Judes junior player who passed away recently, have thanked the rugby league community for the support that they received.
A statement from the St Judes club reads:
“Following the passing of Miracle Godson and his funeral at Wigan Parish Church on Thursday 23rd April Wigan St Judes ARLFC on behalf of the club and Miracle’s family Godson, Elizabeth and Makuo would like to put out a big thank you to all the professional, community and amateur clubs throughout the country for their support at this sad time.
“It is once again when the whole rugby league family pull together in trying times both for families and organisations in whatever way they can with compassion and support at those times.”
Wigan St Judes secretary Joe Fitzsimmons added:
“On behalf of the club and Miracle’s whole family we would like to thank all the professional, community and amateur clubs throughout the country for their support at this time.
“There have been some moving moments at the club when the sad news broke, none more so than when 300 lanterns were lit and released to fly up to the sky by many from the game which saw the presence from players of professional clubs.
“Miracle played for our Under 14’s side and was a key member of that squad not only as a player but as a good friend to them and also the coaches of the side. He touched them and many at the club with his enthusiasm and good nature throughout.
“It has been trying times for Miracle’s parent more so and the club and this has been once again a shining example of the rugby league as whole coming together showing their compassion and support.
“Only in sport and predominantly rugby league can this happen.
“It showed at Miracle’s funeral at Wigan Parish Church what a son and friend he was to so many people who knew both through playing rugby league and at school with the fact that the church was full.
“Although Miracle has passed he will be remembered both by his family and club and our thoughts are with them at this time.”