A schoolboy footballer has died after being involved in a ‘collision’ during a youth match.
Bedgrove Dynamos player Luca Campanaro – understood to be 14 – was in hospital yesterday after being injured on a football field in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, and sadly passed away today.
A statement from the club says: "We are deeply saddened to have to announce that a young player from the club sadly passed away this afternoon after being involved in a collision during a youth match on Sunday 9th December.
"Our thoughts are with Luca’s family and loved ones at this distressing time.
"We also offer our heartfelt condolences to his team mates and all associated with the club as we now try to come to terms with the tragic loss of our friend and team mate.
"It goes without saying that everyone at the club is devastated by this news and we ask that the privacy of his family, the players and club members is respected at this incredible difficult time.
"A decision on whether training and upcoming matches will go ahead this week/weekend will be made in due course and teams and players will be notified of this as soon as possible."
A Justgiving page for the youngster says "his organs will be donated to others so in this tragic event others may live."
The money raised will go towards funeral costs to help the family. To donate, click here.
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