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Tim ‘Saggy’ Sage

Tim Sage was a brilliant man. Hugely popular with everyone who knew him. A thoroughly decent bloke.

Shortly after Tims untimely death at the age of 40, in September 2010 – a number of his friends got together with the idea of forming a Charitable Trust to support current or former rugby league players (and their dependants) who are in hardship or distress as a result of life changing circumstances caused by illness, injury or death – by making grants of money available for providing or paying for items, services or facilities. That’s what this website is all about.

Saggy, as he was known grew up in Hull an avid rugby league player, and after representing Eastfield School at all levels  and Sydney Smith YC he moved on to play for local amateur side Eureka.

Tim then spent time playing rugby league for Charters Towers in Queensland Australia, before signing up to play for Hull Kingston Rovers.

After playing for Hull KR Tim played for local amateur side Beverley, before ending his playing career after sustaining a serious broken leg.

As a huge fan of both Hull FC and Queensland State of Origin, Tim continued his love affair with the game as an enthusiastic spectator rather than a barnstorming prop forward.

His whole working career was spent as a motor mechanic, hugely respected throughout the city given his experience and reliability.

Unfortunately Tim was diagnosed with a brain tumour in April 2009, and although he battled his illness manfully and remained upbeat throughout, he lost his battle with cancer in September 2010, aged 40.

Tim and his wife Clare had just had their 12 week scan for their first child the day before Tim was taken into hospital for the final time.