Schoolboy football captain, 13, dies after being involved in an on-pitch collision during a youth cup football match
- Luca Campanaro was injured in an on-pitch collision during a youth cup match
- The youngster, who captained Bedgrove Dynamos U13’s, died in hospital today
- A Just Giving page has been set up to raise £10,00 for the boy’s family
A schoolboy footballer has died after being involved in an on-pitch collision during a youth cup match.
Luca Campanaro, who captained Bedgrove Dynamos U13’s, was injured during a youth cup match in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday.
Luca died in hospital today.
Luca Campanaro, pictured, who captained Bedgrove Dynamos U13’s, was injured during a youth cup match in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on Sunday
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In a statement the club said: ‘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 Just Giving page has been set up to raise £10,000 for the boy’s family and It has already raised more than £6,000.
The page states that the money raised will help go towards the ‘family funeral costs’.
The details of how Luca was injured are not yet known.
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