A MEMORIAL Service will be held at Ravenhill on Sunday afternoon (September 23) allowing Ulster fans an opportunity to pay their final respects to young star, Nevin Spence.
The 22-year-old professional player died alongside his dad, Noel and brother, Graham, on Saturday evening in a tragic accident on their Drumlough farm near Hillsborough.
The devastating news that all three had lost their lives together has caused widespread shock not just locally, but across the world.
Sunday’s service, which is at 3pm, will afford rugby supporters as well as the general public an opportunity to pay their respects to not just Nevin, a young man who has graced the pitch at the Belfast stadium, but also his father and brother, who died side by side on their home farm.
Ulster Rugby opened its gates to the public on Monday - and will do all week between 10am and 5pm - when there was a steady stream of fans and just those wishing to pay tribute to the young Ulster star in some small way.
A book of condolence was also opened at the Belfast stadium, home of Ulster Rugby. Two new books will be opened on Tuesday.
Among those who were at Ravenhill yesterday were Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness.
Ulster Rugby has played its role this week in offering support to the Spence family and the team mates of their young player, Nevin.
Tomorrow a funeral service for the three men will be held in Ballynahinch Baptist Church.
Rugby supporters and the public in general can make their own special tributes in person at Ravenhill this week and also Sunday’s Memorial Service is the perfect way for fans to remember the young rugby star, his father and brother, and the grieving family.
Meanwhile, on Monday night Ballynahinch Rugby Club, where Nevin and Graham were both members, opened a book of condolence at their Ballymacarn Park club rooms.
The club will be open between 6pm and 9pm this week for people to pay their respects.