The phenomenal response has matched the overwhelming tragedy of a young man, on the verge of living his dream, being taken away from us too soon.
The club in a tribute stated that their “Our priority now turns to how we can celebrate the life of a member of our team, and support his family. Whilst Kato was yet to arrive in our town, he was, and always will be, a Viking”.
As a club, Widnes Vikings have committed to making a private donation to Kato’s family to support them at this difficult time.
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