The headteacher of an Evesham high school has paid tribute to a former pupil who died at the weekend.

Jack Jeffery, 27, was injured whilst scoring a try for Evesham Rugby Club during their match at Berkswell and Balsall on Saturday.

He was taken to Walsgrave Hospital, where he died later that day.

Mr Jeffery previously attended Prince Henry’s High School where teachers who knew him have this week been left “very upset and shocked”.

Headteacher Tony Evans joined the school two years after Mr Jeffery left but has shared a message on behalf of the Prince Henry’s community.

He said: “Jack was a student at Prince Henry’s from 2007 to 2010. He is very fondly remembered by teachers who taught him during his time at the school.

“Our thoughts and prayers are very much with Jack’s family and friends at this very sad time.”

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 Elliott Stooke, a former school friend of Mr Jeffery and a current Wasps pro, posted a tribute to the Evesham rugby player earlier this week.

He said: "Thoughts are with the family of Jack Jeffery and everyone Evesham RFC this morning.

"An old school colleague and teammate of mine."

Evesham Rugby Club has thanked the sporting world for the support they have received following Mr Jeffery's death.