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Rugby League community in mourning following death of Culcheth Eagles’ player

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UPDATED: THE Rugby League community is in mourning following the death of  31-year-old Culcheth Eagles’ player Adam “Carmey” Cooper during a match at Runcorn yesterday.

Adam was playing at Runcorn ARLFC at Heath playing fields in Runcorn.

The club posted a statement on social media and has now set up a crowd funding page in his memory, with the aim of raising £2,500.

A club statement said: ” Rugby League player Adam of Culcheth Eagles, sadly passed away on Saturday 1st July 17, playing a game he loved for a club he grew up with.

“As a club we have been touched by the huge amount of support from The Rugby League family and we know that Adams family are taking great comfort from this support.

“Community Clubs within the sport and indivduals across the country have been asking if there is some way they can donate to help his family at this incredibly sad time, all donated funds will be sent direct to Adams family.”

Other rugby clubs and supporters have offered their condolences and there was a minutes applause at games involving other Eagles games today.

Warrington Wolves posted on Twitter: “Thoughts of everyone at Warrington Wolves are with all those affected by today’s tragic events.”

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