AFL community in grief after death of rising Tasmanian star Samara Whitney
A rising younger footballer has died all of a sudden sending shockwaves by means of her community in Tasmania.
Samara Whitney, 16, who performed for Wynyard Soccer Membership and was half of the Tasmania Devils program, died on Tuesday.
Miss Whitney, who attended Marist Regional Faculty and was often known as a “pocket rocket” on the sector, has been remembered as a “loveable younger girl”.
“It’s with nice disappointment and heartache, we acknowledge the sudden passing of Samara Whitney,” Wynyard FC mentioned in a social media submit, The Mercury reported.
“Samara has been an element of the WFC household since juniors and performed an integral position in our Senior Girls’s Premiership aspect this 12 months.
“A vibrant & loveable younger girl who has made her mark on the WFC as a passionate and proficient participant, who had a giant future forward of her.
“Our younger gun, our pocket rocket, our quantity 2 … such a constructive affect for all. Somebody who had an important reference to each our membership and the broader community. This can final eternally.
“A real star who shone vivid each in and out.
“We thanks for permitting us to be an element of your journey and for bringing a lot gentle (and) pleasure into so many lives.”
Miss Whitney’s principal Gregg Sharman mentioned she was one of the college’s brightest stars.
“Greater than soccer, Samara was a vivacious, charismatic, participating, pleasant, and compassionate scholar to each individual,” Mr Sharman mentioned.
“Samara had a vivid future in lots of features of her life.
“Our school is deeply saddened and we share our prayers, sympathy and condolences with [her parents] Seton, Kym together with their daughters presently.”
Mr Sharman praised school workers who had been supporting college students and their households, many of that are extraordinarily distressed.
AFL Tasmania additionally acknowledged Ms Whitney’s passing, remembering her as a “beloved member” of the community.
“AFL Tasmania extends its deepest sympathies to the Wynyard Soccer Membership, North West Soccer League and Tasmania Devils communities following the sudden passing of Samara Whitney,” they mentioned.
“Samara was a beloved member of the Wynyard Cats and the Tasmania Devils program, having additionally represented the NWFL in this 12 months’s Girls’s All Stars Collection.
“Our ideas are with Samara’s associates, household and members of the Tassie footy community.”