The footy world shook after a ‘vivid and lovely’ teenager died aged 16: ‘A true star who shone both inside and out’
- A teenage football star has died at the age of 16
- Numerous honors have been received for Samara Whitney
- If you require assistance contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636
The football world mourns after a “vibrant and lovable” teenage star died aged 16.
Honors were bestowed on Wynyard Football Club and Tasmania Devils program member Samara Whitney following her death this week.
“It is with great sadness and sorrow that we learn of the sudden death of Samara Whitney,” Wynyard FC said on social media.
“Samara has been part of the WFC family since she was a junior and played an important role in our Senior Women’s Premiership squad this year.”
“A vibrant and lovely young lady who has made a name for herself at WFC as a passionate and talented player with a bright future ahead of her.”
Numerous tributes have arrived for a “vibrant and lovable” soccer star who has died aged 16
Samara Whitney passed away this week, her football club in Tasmania has confirmed
“Our young gun, our pocket rocket, our number 2… such a positive influence on everyone.” Someone who had a great connection to both our club and the wider community. This will take forever.
“A true star who shone brightly both inside and out.”
“Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey and bringing so much light (and) joy to so many lives.”
AFL Tasmania also released a statement on Wednesday evening.
“AFL Tasmania extends its deepest condolences to Wynyard Football Club, the North West Football League and the Tasmania Devils communities following the sudden death of Samara Whitney,” they said.
“Samara was a popular member of the Wynyard Cats and Tasmania Devils programs and also represented the NWFL in this year’s Women’s All Stars Series.
“Our thoughts are with Samara’s friends, family and members of the Tassie football community.”
Wynyard Football Club will open its doors to the public on September 8th to pay their respects to Samara.
Your school will also provide counseling and support services to help students, staff and their families deal with their tragic loss.
If you If you require assistance contact Lifeline 13 11 14 or Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636