The RFL, on behalf of the whole Rugby League community, extends condolences today to the family of the Halton Hornets and former Widnes Vikings player Liam Walsh who has sadly passed away at the age of 23.
Liam was a product of the Viking’s Academy system, achieving international recognition and making his Super League debut against Leeds Rhinos in 2017 – realising his dream of representing his hometown club. Liam left the Vikings in 2019 after six first team appearances, but retained his connection with the sport of Rugby League through the Hornets.
RFL Vice-President, Mike Smith, said:
“This is a terrible tragedy and our hearts got out to Liam’s family and friends. From what I hear of Liam, it is clear that he was a very popular young man of whom his family can be extremely proud. He’ll be greatly missed and we will offer the club and the family whatever support we can.”
The Vikings’ opponents today, Swinton Lions, held a minute’s silence before their Betfred Championship match.