Passing of a legend-George Jones

It is with great sorrow that a Velox Icon/legend George Jones has passed away on Monday 25 May 2020. George was a club member and founder for many decades from player to coach to board member and a Life Time Member for all his efforts of the original Velox RFC and into the Velox Valhallian and eventually Westshore RFC transitions for the club. Also Resulting in a club award being created in his name for what he represented and stood for. Westshore RFC passes our condolences on to his family and friends. He made a positive difference everywhere he went and everything he touched or was associated with, a true legend and gentleman.  RIP George.

Below is an article by the Times Columnist local newspaper, as presented by his son Brett Jones.


Velox 1st President Jim Hume, wrote a touching piece of that was “George Jones-A Rugby Man”

George Jones – A Rugby Man by Jim Hume


Below is a brief bio of George with more of a focus on his Velox RFC roots. Which is the prologue for the winners of the prestigious George Jones Award; A coveted award to active players only (still playing) who displayed leadership and volunteer work on and off the field to better the club and community above their peers, demonstrating and personifies the clubs core values.  George Jones himself switched the award from a single recipient to a male and female representative starting 2012.

George Jones Award Winners 1975 to present

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