Jim Heggie, 1950 – 2019

 

 

 

The Bulls are deeply saddened to pass on the news that our dear friend Jim Heggie passed away on Monday 29th July 2019.

Jim co-founded our club and played for us for many years before retiring from playing a few seasons ago. Jim also held a number of positions within the club and charity, including head coach, chairman and until the end of last season he was a table official at all of our home games and served as match secretary organising all of our fixtures, often a thankless task.

In 2016, we were very proud to see Jim awarded the “Disabled Sports Achiever of the Year” award at the Bolton Sports Awards.

More importantly than any of that, Jim was a great friend to us all and we will miss him greatly. The thoughts of everyone at The Bulls are with Jim’s wife Maureen, their son Jack and the whole Heggie family.

Jim was well known and loved across the country within the wider wheelchair basketball community and we know many people will be heartbroken to learn of his passing.

We would like to invite everyone in the wheelchair basketball community to share as many memories as they would like to share about Jim and perhaps share some photos too.

We have set up a “Memories of Jim Heggie” page and we will put all of the memories and photos we receive in to a book for the Heggie family.

We’re rebranding!

Over the last few months, we have been working closely with our sponsors, Kresko Ltd, to give our charity’s brand a complete overhaul and a more professional look and feel.

Today we can officially unveil our new website, www.thebulls.org.uk, our new logo and our new name; “The Bulls Disabled Sports Club”.

The Bulls will continue to be based in Bolton for the foreseeable future but we feel the name change better reflects the present day position of the charity, with members from across the Greater Manchester area representing us on the court.

Renaming to be a “Disabled Sports Club” will also open up the possibility of providing other sports to our members in the future.