News: January 2008 Archives
It is with much sadness that Metheringham Football Club report the untimely death of Dayne Grove on Wednesday 30 January. He had played for the club from Under 13's right up to senior level. Dayne was only 19 but in February 2003, when only 14, he was found to have an enlarged heart. He was rushed to Newcastle's Freeman's Hospital where he had a heart transplant. With typical fighting spirit Dayne returned to play for his team, the then U15's in October of that year. He continued through the club's U16's and U18's before making two Sunday Senior appearances in 2006 whilst still with the U18's.
Sadly, in September 2007 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and despite his gallant battle he passed away peaceful at home with his family on Wednesday. Our sincere condolences go out to mum Sharon Popple, step-dad Simon and siblings Aaron (21), Chelsea (16) and twins Oliver and Holly (11).