British women’s club in mourning after young footballer’s “unexpected and sudden” death

British women's club in mourning after young footballer's "unexpected and sudden" death

British women's club in mourning after young footballer's "unexpected and sudden" death. Image: Aylesford Football Club/Twitter

HEARTBREAKING news of a young footballer’s “unexpected and sudden” death spread via social media on Wednesday, August 31.

Aylesford Football Club paid tribute following a young female footballer’s “unexpected and sudden” death on Tuesday, August 30.

The club from Kent (UK) revealed the devastating news that Danielle Cubitt had died unexpectedly via a statement on Wednesday, August 31.

The club said on Twitter:  “We’re devastated to confirm that our AFC family superstar Danielle Cubitt has sadly passed away on the 30th of August. It was unexpected and sudden.

“Our thoughts are with her family & partner & we ask that their privacy is respected at this delicate moment.”

The club expanded upon the statement on Facebook, writing: “Dan featured in both our first and second teams and was a valued member of the Club.

“Naturally our thoughts are with her family & partner who is also a player for the Club and we ask that their privacy is respected at this delicate moment.

“As and when we have more information we will share what we can. We will be requesting to our respective leagues that our matches on September 4 are postponed as this has naturally affected our players deeply and we hope they and our opponents understand and respect this request.

“Dan will be sorely missed from everyone at Aylesford Football Club, she was and will always be part of the Aylesford family.”

Hundreds of tributes flooded social media following the shocking news of the young footballer’s sudden death.

Gillingham FC wrote: “Everyone at Gillingham FC is absolutely devastated to learn of the passing of Danielle Cubitt. Danielle worked in match control at Priestfield and often helped out with community visits across the county. Our thoughts and condolences are with her friends and family. RIP. 💙”

One person said: “God bless you Danielle, may you “Rest in Peace”. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and colleagues at this sad time.💐💐”

Another said: “RIP Danielle. Very sorry to hear this news and thinking of her family and friends.”

“Such awful news for everyone and one of your most loved footballing ability players to help you achieve your goals this season. Hopefully, in time you will find a good way to honour her like naming something after her or retiring her shirt number. Best wishes AUWFC’s 12th man,” wrote another person.

Another person wrote: “🙏 This is awful.”

The news of Cubitt’s death comes after a young hockey player died during a game in Canada.

Canadian hockey team Ayr Centennials are mourning the loss of club captain Eli Palfreyman who died of a “medical incident” during a game on Tuesday, August 30.

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    • neil

      02 September 2022 • 09:43

      The notices say she worked in “match control” – in other words a steward. Not a footballer.

      • Guest Writer

        02 September 2022 • 10:16

        It appears that Danielle played for Aylesford but was also a match official at Gillingham

    • Candy

      04 September 2022 • 08:03

      When are people going to wake up? And stop taking the Poison? Getting the needle in the arm? All these young people … leaving so soon and unexpectedly … THINK!!!!!!!!!!

    • Gary Morcomb

      04 September 2022 • 20:56

      100%. Amazing how they don’t mention the juice unless the person who dies is UN-vaccinated (not many of those SADs deaths, they are all juiced, obvs).

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