It is with much sadness that Staffordshire Rugby Union hears that Past President William Souster has passed away.
He died on Monday 28th October following a short illness. He was 94 years old.
The Souster name has a very long association with Burton RFC and Bill Souster played a very active role for the Club over a number of years, achieving 329 1st XV appearances between 1945 and 1957, but also held a number of positions at Peel Croft. He was Club Captain from 1951 – 1953, then taking on the role of Hon.Secretary until 1976 and then Club President from 1974 – 1977. So it is no surprise to hear that he was finally made a Life Member of Burton RFC in 1977. Although Bill and his wife Norma moved away from the area in 2010, making their home in Devon, he still continued to support Burton and Staffordshire, following the results with much interest.
He went on to be President of Staffordshire Rugby Union from 1979 – 1981.
A minutes silence will be held in memory of this true Burton Rugby Clubman on Saturday 9th November before the 1st XV play South Leicester, kick off 2.15pm.
Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Norma and all his family at this very sad and difficult time.