Ian James, Club Secretary, writes:
Vicky Sturdy (nee Porter/Williams)
“It was a huge personal and collective shock to hear of the sudden and unexpected passing of Vicky last week (21/08/18).
Vicky was an active supporter of EVRFC from an early age, following her father Cyril Porter to matches and getting involved wherever needed. Having studied teaching in Caerleon she moved back to Ebbw Vale in the early 90s and got her dream job at Pontygof School. She combined this with caring for her two young children, Stacey and Luke, as well as ensuring EVRFC got through some tricky times with her unending energy, enthusiasm and determination. Edwina Sibthorp recalls when Malcolm was playing how she, Vicky, Isabel and others would work in the kitchen, with Errol, to ensure all players were fuelled up after a match, at other times painting, cleaning kit, or whatever was required.
Later, on meeting Paul, they formed a great partnership and gave further hours to the club whilst being blessed with Alex and Rhian, their precious twin daughters. Vicky and the girls were heartbroken when Paul passed away unexpectedly last year but Vicky did an amazing job in keeping the family together, remembering Paul and returning to work as one of our community’s most loved and respected teachers.
It’s impossible to understand how Alex and Rhian are feeling at this time but through their elder siblings Stacey, Luke and Scott they have the best support.
As part of the EVRFC family, our love and support goes out to her children, to Stephen (her brother) and Cyril as well as all the children lucky enough to pass through Vicky’s classes, and all her colleagues and friends. Vicky touched a lot of our hearts very deeply and will be forever missed.”