THE memory of a Bournemouth Rugby Club star will live on next month during a special event at the club where he played from the age of nine.

Sam Yarwood’s life was tragically cut short in a canoeing accident on Lake Ullswater in the Lake District on April 6, 2011.

His former BRFC teammates will be among those taking part in matches during a Memorial Day at Camp Hill Rugby Club, Birmingham.

The 22-year-old, who lived with his girlfriend Rachel Pitman in Parkstone and worked at LA Fitness in Poole, will be honoured at the match on August 10.

Try-scoring sensation Sam joined Bournemouth Rugby Club in September 2010 and had scored 27 tries in the league – a second club record and a club career record for a winger.

Sam’s father John told the Daily Echo of plans for the Memorial Day.

He said: “Sam played at Camp Hill Rugby Club from the age of nine. He also spent a few years with Moseley RFC and had played rugby for the Lions from 2010.”

John recalled how he had recently travelled to BRFC to proudly present a trophy in Sam’s memory to Alan Manning.

Following Sam’s death, his number 14 Bournemouth Rugby Club shirt was retired and presented to his grieving family. Speaking after the tragedy, John told the Daily Echo: “Sam really loved life so it is awful to have it taken away like this.”