Remembering Barry

Remembering Barry

The rugby community lost one of its most devoted souls last December when “Mr Portobello”, Barry Sinclair passed away. He was 70.

Barry progressed from the playing ranks as a prop at Portobello to fulfilling every conceivable off-field role.

He also served on numerous competition committees and was a member of the Scottish Rugby Council from 2007 until 2012.

A passionate driving force of age-grade rugby, Barry also took great pride in serving as a trustee of Scottish Rugby’s own charity, the Murrayfield Injured Players Foundation.

An online collection for the Foundation, organised by Barry’s family, raised some £2,804 and Barry’s son Chris was on hand to present a cheque to MIPF chairman, Ian Rankin at BT Murrayfield.

The Foundation has also received a donation of £446 from the Glasgow North region clubs’ awards dinner; and a further donation of around £400 from the Earlston club, following a collection at the hospitality marquee at their recent sevens tournament.

Ian Rankin said: “Barry was devoted to the work of the Foundation and looking out for those who are going through challenging times as a result of a rugby injury. The generous donation from Barry’s family and the further donations from Glasgow North and Earlston are very much appreciated.”

If you wish to donate to Murrayfield Injured Players Foundation you can do so via their website: mipf.org.uk

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