28th June 2019, 10:17 | benevolent-fund
The Rugby Football League, on behalf of all in the game, sends its condolences to the family and friends of Petro Dixon, who has died at the tragically young age of 10 following a freak accident at the Cadishead Rhinos community club last weekend.
The Rugby League Benevolent Fund has supported the family, and also the Cadishead club.
Statement issued on behalf of Petro Dixon's family through the RFL Benevolent Fund
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved and much loved Petro.
Petro, aged 10 years old, died following a freak accident at the ground of Cadishead Rhinos. This followed an impromptu game of rugby after the end of Cadishead u12s game on Saturday, June 22. No blame is apportioned and everything was done to save Petro, who had an undiagnosed brain condition.
He died in hospital on Sunday, June 23.
The family would like to acknowledge the medics and all those who responded so quickly at the Cadishead club. We wish to thank the Cadishead Rhinos Rugby League Club and all those who have acted so kindly to our family.
Petro's family would like to request that our privacy be respected at this most difficult of times.
The RFL Benevolent Fund is assisting the family and details of Petro's funeral will be given when finalised.
A Just Giving Fund has been set up by the RFL Benevolent Fund to assist Petro's family.