Jonathan Dance - 1947-2024

The South West has been shocked to learn of the sudden death of Jonathan Dance on the 18th January 2024.

Jon, who was 76, had been on the SW Committee since 1995 and was on the RFU Council for 20 years having joined in 1994.  He was RFU President in 2014-15 - the season England staged the World Cup. A solicitor by profession, he was the RFU's Legal Officer for two seasons and also served on the board of the International Rugby Board (now World Rugby).

As a player he lined up for Grasshoppers, Bracknell and Berkshire.  After hanging up his boots, he joined the committee of Bracknell in 1972 and served in various roles including chairman and president.

The SW sends its condolences to his wife Mary and family. 

18 Jan 24