Friday, 18 November 2011

RIP Jamie Ackerman

Jamie was a bright, funny popular kid, and an excellent fencer, the son of one of my team-mates. I met him a few times at competitions. He was killed in a traffic accident a few days ago - the driver of the car which hit his scooter has been arrested for dangerous driving.

He'd have been competing this weekend at his home club's Leon Paul Junior Series event - a minute's round of applause is planned to mark his passing. The other plan to mark his passing is to place a flotilla of rubber ducks at the end of his piste: he always put one down when he was fencing, which amused me hugely.

1 comment:

Music for Deckchairs said...

I'm so sorry to read this sad news. Best thoughts at an awful time,