The Queensland Rugby League is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of talented Redcliffe Dolphins player Liam Hampson in Barcelona.
Liam, 24, was reported missing by a group of friends while on a trip to Spain, with his father Brett sadly confirming his passing this morning.
“Liam was a much loved and respected member of the rugby league community,” QRL chief executive officer Rohan Sawyer said today.
“It is terrible news to wake up to this morning, and our hearts go out to Liam’s family and friends, and his many current and former teammates and coaches, including those at his former club the Tweed Seagulls.
“Our thoughts are with everyone at the Dolphins and Seagulls today, as well as the wider rugby league community.
“We have reached out to both clubs to offer support from our wellbeing team.”
Liam played strongly for the Dolphins in this year’s Hostplus Cup grand final, where he came off the bench to spark a second-half fightback against the Norths Devils.
The Devils ultimately prevailed, but Liam’s efforts in the middle of the field caught the eye of many.
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The talented hooker, who previously starred at schoolboy level for Keebra Park, played a total of 37 Hostplus Cup games.
He kicked off his Cup journey for the Seagulls, where he played 26 games for the club between 2019 and 2021.
Liam found a new home at Moreton Daily Stadium this year and he immediately impressed in the red and white.