Tweed Heads Seagulls assistant coach dies during match at Tugun
THE Tweed and rugby league communities are in mourning after the shock death of Tweed Heads Seagulls assistant coach and former first grade Hooker Craig Farrugia during a match against Tugun.
Mr Farrugia, 54, died on Sunday after suffering a suspected heart attack while running water for the Seagulls at Tugun during the Coast 2 Coast Cup preliminary final.
Mr Farrugia walked off the Boyd St field midway through the game before collapsing near the dressing rooms.
Qualified medical staff were present to assist until paramedics arrived and the club said all precautions were taken.
Mr Farrugia was a former first grade hooker with the club and previously played alongside Wally Lewis for Wynnum-Manly and the Eastern Suburbs Roosters in the New South Wales Rugby League competition.
Mr Farrugia is survived by wife Allison, son Adam and daughter Shannon.
More to come.