6 May 2013

In Memoriam: Robert (Bobby) Hetherington

In Memoriam: Robert (Bobby) Hetherington

(LACROSSE SCOTLAND) To all Scotland Lacrosse players, members and supporters:

It is with a deep sadness that I find myself writing to inform you that Robert (Bobby) Hetherington was killed on April 30th whilst serving with the Royal Regiment of Scotland of the British Army in Afghanistan.

To all that knew him, Bobby was an extraordinary man. Not only was he a phenomenal athlete, soldier, and friend to all, he also possessed a maturity, wisdom, and leadership ability that were far beyond his 25 years.

Bobby with teammates: Courtesy: Family Handout / ITV

Bobby (#4) with teammates. Courtesy: family handout / ITV

From the very first time Bobby picked up a longstick at the age of 17 at Stirling University, through to him captaining Scotland at the European Championships in 2012, he impressed everyone he encountered with his passion for the sport, his natural ability, and his dedication to continually improving.

Bobby loved lacrosse. He loved playing. He loved competing for Scotland. He loved, and cared deeply for, his teammates.

He will be greatly, greatly missed.

With a heavy heart,

Keith Robertson (on behalf of the Board)
Men’s Performance Chair
Lacrosse Scotland

— Caroline Bascombe | Lacrosse Scotland Administrator

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