A 14-year-old goalkeeper has died after he had been hurt in a”collision” with another player in a youth football game.
Bedgrove Dynamos FC in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, stated Luca Campanaro was hurt in an away game in Hillingdon, west London on Sunday.
His step father Adam Keedle clarified Luca as an”amazing child and also a true loss to the world”.
‘Friend and Team Mate’
An announcement released by the team Monday said:”We are deeply saddened to need to announce that a new player from the team sadly passed away this day after becoming involved in a collision during a youth game on Sunday 9th December.
“Our thoughts are with Luca’s family and nearest and dearest at the distressing time.
“We also offer our heart felt condolences to his team mates and all linked to the club as we now try to come to terms with the horrible loss of our friend and teammate.”
Mr Keedle said he couldn’t offer”enough” praise to the medical team who treated Luca at the spectacle and in hospital.
Close family friend Dave Garricks affirmed the goalkeeper died”doing what he loved”.
Mr Garricks has set a JustGiving site up to raise funds of the family. It currently stands at more than £9,000.
“I am shocked. It’s no life at 14 to be obtained,” he explained.
He clarified Luca as a dedicated footballer who has been an avid Tottenham Hotspur fan and loved the game.