There has been some devastating news that has come in this morning. A famous athlete has lost his beloved sister following a tragic accident. His sister passed away in a hospital. She was 27-years-old.
At this time, we are asking our readers to pray for the family. The devastating news comes as a shock to thousands of fans and we are left heartbroken for the family. The sports industry and fans have poured out their condolences to the family and have shared heartwarming tributes.
“You were a much loved member of our women’s team who all idolised you both on and off the field,” a Facebook post read.
“Your infectious smile and kind nature will be truly missed around the club you chose to call home. We will do whatever we can to support the Varcoe family and the AVFC family who are all deeply saddened by this tragedy,” the post continued.
On Sunday, August 26, Maggie Varcoe sustained a serious head injury after she accidentally clashed heads with a teammate while playing for the Angle Vale football club in an Adelaide Football League women’s grand final, according to reports.
Varcoe, who was the sister to Collingwood star Travis Varcoe, reportedly walked off the field but collapsed in the locker room. She was rushed to the Royal Adelaide hospital and sustained a coma.
Four days later, she died.
Varcoe’s family, including her famous brother, were at her bedside.
“We extend our deepest sympathy and we remember Margaret Varcoe tonight,” Eddie McGuire, Collingwood’s president said on the AFL Footy Show Thursday night.
“Like everyone in the football community, we are devastated at the tragic loss of Margaret following what appears to have been a freak accident on Sunday,” Adelaide Football League’s chief, John Kernahan, told a newspaper outlet.
“Margaret received the best medical attention, both at the ground and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, and our thanks go to all the medical professionals who did so much for her.
“We have been in constant contact with the Angle Vale football club and our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the Varcoe family, Margaret’s friends and teammates. She was a talented, spirited and passionate young woman who absolutely loved her footy.
“I know I speak for the entire football community when I say that she was very much loved in return. The football community is a strong one and we will wrap our arms around those needing some care,” Kernahan said.
Will you join us in praying for the Varcoe family as they mourn their loss?