The Leicester Falcons have shared on Facebook the sad news of the passing of their former teammate, Darron ‘DJ’ Joseph, who last played for the Falcons’ Division Two Championship squad in 2009, though Darron’s long history with American Football in the city went back much further.
Playing with the Leicester Huntsmen and Panthers right through the glorious heights of Britball in the 1990s, Darron was remembered by former Falcons Head coach, and close friend, Saul Freer for his infectious smile.
DC joins the Britball Nation in sharing our thoughts and condolences with Darron’s wife, Carolyn, and daughters Aine and Brianna, as well as with the wider Falcons family.
Per the Leicester Falcons Facebook page:
The Falcons are devastated to hear of the death of former player Darron Joseph. DJ was a member of the Division 2 winning squad of 2009 and a commanding presence in the middle of the defence, as well as an all round nice guy who always had time for everyone.
Former head coach of the Falcons and close friend Saul Freer shared some memories of Darron with us.
“Darron Joseph, known to his football friends as DJ, passed away yesterday. I am privileged to know him and to have played alongside him starting with the Leicester Huntsmen then the Leicester Panthers where we won the national championship in ’96 and finally with the Falcons and culminating with that 2009 final. Off the field he was a true gent with an infectious smile and a man who loved his family dearly, an example to us all.”
The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the club go out to his wife Carolyn and daughters Aine and Brianna.