It is with regret that we announce the sudden death of Phil Judd, who passed away on Sunday 14th June 2015 following a brain haemorrhage at the age of 81.
Wednesday 8th July 2015 at 11:30 at St. Mary’s Church, Fen End Road West, Temple Balsall, Nr Solihull, B93 0AN.
Followed by (family only) 12:45 at Canley Crematorium, Cannon Hill Road, Coventry, CV4 7DF.
13:00 at Coventry Rugby Club, Butts Park Arena, Butts Road, Coventry, CV1 3GE.
No flowers please, donations to RFU Injured Players Foundation or go online to: -www.justgiving.com/PhilJudd-juddy
Any queries to J Deeley & Son Funeral Directors, 322-4 Kenilworth Road, Balsall Common CV7 7ER. Telephone 01676 534237.
Broadstreet, Coventry and Warwickshire RFU are mourning the sudden loss of former England captain and prop forward Phil Judd at the age of eighty-one.
Juddy, as he was to many who knew him, captained Broadstreet, Coventry, Warwickshire, Midland Counties and England during an illustrious first class career that spanned sixteen seasons.
Born in Coventry, Phil joined the Coventry club after first playing for Broad Street Old Boys. He made his Cov debut in the 1952-53 season and went on to make 442 appearances before retiring after the 1967-68 campaign.
He completed his club career just ten matches short of the all-time record of 452 subsequently set for Coventry by George Cole.
Phil was club captain at Coventry for five seasons, 1957-60 and 1966-68, and was part of the famed McLean-Godwin-Judd front row.
He played 77 games for Warwickshire in a period which saw then win the County Championship six times, bowing out after the 1967-68 final, and also represented Midland Counties om several occasions against touring sides.
Phil made his England international debut against Wales in 1962, the first of 22 caps, with the last five as captain.