Tributes to young sportsman

PUBLISHED: 19:43 09 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:30 14 September 2010

The family of a well-known young Norfolk golfer have paid tribute to a much-loved son and brother and an outstanding young Norfolk sportsman who died in a car crash this weekend.

The family of a well-known young Norfolk golfer have paid tribute to a much-loved son and brother and an outstanding young Norfolk sportsman who died in a car crash this weekend.

Craig Waugh, 19, was one of two people who died after a road accident on Saturday night in Hethersett. He was believed to be the driver of a silver Peugeot which was travelling towards Ketteringham on Queens Road when the car left the road while negotiating a right-hand bend at the junction with Henstead Road.

Police believe the car collided with an electricity pole and the corner of the Red Herring delicatessen at about 7.50pm.

Fire crews from Hethersett, Earlham, Norwich and Wymondham attended the scene along with the ambulance service and police.

The two occupants, one of whom was Craig, were cut free from the car but both sustained fatal injuries. It is believed the other victim was a teenage girl.

Craig, who had lived in Hethersett and Wymondham with his family all his life, was remembered as a lively and charismatic character with a promising golfing career ahead of him. He was an avid and naturally-gifted sportsman excelling in football and golf from an early age. At the ages of 12 and 13, he played football for Mulbarton Under-14s, Hethersett Under-14s, Cubs and attended Norwich City Youth Academy.

He first became interested in golf at the age of eight and showed major talent at the age of 12, when he decided he would specialise in golf rather than football. He followed in the footsteps of his father, Robert Waugh, who is a professional golfer and teacher at Dunston Hall, and his grandfather, who also had a keen interest in the sport.

Police would like to trace the owner of a red vehicle who was in the area before the collision and a witness walking their dog nearby.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 0845 456 4567

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