Tom Miller had signed the contract with Nottingham Rugby Club, but tragically died soon after due to an accident that saw him fall ‘from a great height’ in a freak accident..
The student, who was also an ambassador for the testicular cancer charity Oddballs Foundation, suffered a catastrophic brain injury’ that caused Tom to pass away on December 7.
Oddballs paid tribute, writing, “Tom was an integral part of our team and a natural leader – always putting himself forward to help, and setting the standards for others.
“He was an incredible young man with a kind heart and great sense of humour. It was truly a privilege to work alongside him and to see him take ownership of the ambassador role.
“There won’t ever be another Tom, but we know he’ll be watching down on everyone with his big smile and heart.”
If you want to donate, you can do so here.
If you have experienced a bereavement and would like to speak with someone in confidence contact Cruse Bereavement Care via their national helpline on 0808 808 1677.