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Mike Gregory a True Legend

Vital Wigan would like to pay their respects to the family and memory of former Warrington and Great Britain captain and Wigan Rugby League coach Mike Gregory who sadly died today aged 43

Mike, who was born and grew up in Wigan, gained 20 international caps for Great Britain and had the honour of skippering his country, he also played for 12 years at Warrington and was the clubs captain in their last Challenge Cup Final in 1990

From being a professional athlete full of health and vigour, Mike suffered from a debilitating illness known as Progressive Muscular Atrophy - a form of Motor Neurone Disease.

It is believed that during rugby league duties in Australia in 2003, when Mike was a coach, he was bitten by a tic which was carrying an infection known as Borrelia which brought on the illness.

His health deteriorated rapidly in recent years but this did not keep him down.

Mike worked tirelessly for charity and was an inspiration to many other people.

Mike was a true gentleman

Mike leaves a wife Erica and sons Ben aged five and Sam aged nine

Rest in Peace Mike




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Writer: worbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 19 2007

Time: 9:59PM

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Rip Mike, for info on Mike and his condition please visit http://www.mikegregorytrust.co.uk/
worbo
Very sorry to hear that, I really didn't know he straddled both sports, you live and learn.
Tonytime
Dont matter what sport he played the guy was a gentleman
worbo
Did he play for the footie team as well, that is some sportsman, can't have done it for long, was he a goalie.
laughing norm
No he was a Rugby player, does that matter?
worbo
No, sorry really, I just assumed he must have been a footie player aswell, with it being on here. Oops, foolish, Ill get my coat.
Tonytime
some parasites on here worbo! Condolences from Chelsea, can't admit to knowing much about Rugby League but to do so young is a tragedy in itself - RIP
merlin
Condolences from all at Sheffield Wednesday, was a winner and a good guy aswell. Watched him play plenty of times for Wigan in the 90's and what a team they had. True proffesional and a credit to Wigan. Sadly missed. R.I.P
will it ever happen
I love Rugby League and he really was a good manager. RIP Mike.
Aamir
 

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