Evan Hawksworth was playing for Stanley Rangers Under 14s rugby team in July 2017 and sustained a head injury and passed away 2 days later.  He was an outstanding pupil at The Rodillian Acadamey in Lofthouse, and was predicted to get all the best grades in all his subjects.  He was also a top sports player, achieving the highest grades in martial arts by the age of just 10, before turning his hand to rugby union (captain at Sandal) and later rugby league.  Evan also loved playing squash and tennis with his dad (Gary) and going to the gym.


Evan’s other passions included cooking, music and he played the drums.  Evan had a passion for life, he loved the outdoors and was always busy.  If he wasn’t in the kitchen cooking he would be at rugby training or the gym. He loved spending time with family and friends and had a very close relationship with his younger sister Eleni.  Evan had a very positive mindset, his attitude was if you want something then it’s up to you to make it happen.    


#TeamEvan💙 is a fundraising group set up in memory of Evan.  He was a very inspirational young man who always wanted to help others.  Evan’s parents, along with a number of family and friends, want to turn their tragedy into helping local sporting community groups as well as helping others who are sick, disabled or disadvantaged.