We are heartbroken to inform the Club that Stephen Smith, our U19 coach, passed away on 23rd December 2019 around 6am UAE time.
Stephen contracted Hepatitis A and after a good fight he unfortunately succumbed to liver failure, compounded by other complications.
Stephen was in Ireland for the Christmas holidays and his friends there are working to repatriate him to New Zealand as soon as possible for a Maori funeral.
Stephen was a valued coach for the U19s and will be sorely missed. Our heartfelt condolences go out to Stephen's family and friends at this difficult time.