Denise Hall-Wilton (1943-2017)


The RFA is sad to announce the death of Denise Hall-Wilton, following a short illness caused by a brain tumour.

Denise and her playing partner Paula Smith were pioneers of women’s fives, especially the Rugby and Winchester varieties, in the 1980s and 1990s. Denise was the organiser of women’s competitions for many years and served both the RFA Club as Hon. Secretary and the RFA as Club Manager. She, like her close friend Joan Wood, was an ever-present at the President’s Cup each December.

Denise Hall-Wilton’s funeral will be held at the West Berkshire Crematorium at Thatcham on Friday 1st December at 12.45. All are welcome to attend, but family flowers only, please. A memorial service for Denise will be held in the New Year at Bradfield College, probably at half-term – exact date and time to be announced.

A full tribute to Denise will appear at a later date.