Young fan dies shortly after playing football for charity team

The English football club Wycombe Wanderers is mourning the loss of a fan and youth player. He died shortly after his team played a game.

17-year-old footballer Adam Ankers is dead. He died on Monday shortly after playing for the U19 charity team of his favorite club, Wycombe Wanderers. The club announced this in a statement.

“Wycombe Wanderers are devastated by the tragic death of 17-year-old season ticket holder Adam Ankers,” it said. The student regularly attended the club’s home games with his father, brother and sister.

“I was deeply shocked to learn that Adam fell ill last week while playing the game he loves,” said Wycombe coach Matt Bloomfield. “We are all very sad that he was unable to make it through and our deepest condolences go out to his friends, teammates and family at this terrible time.”

“Creating a legacy in his name”

Mark Gaitskell, chief executive of the Wycombe Wanderers Foundation, also commented on the young fan’s tragic death: “We mourn the loss of a talented, popular and popular young man who has tragically died,” he stressed. “The news of his passing on Monday has hit us all hard and we are considering how best to honor Adam and create a legacy in his name when the time comes.”

It is already clear that the club wants to commemorate Ankers at the next home game on February 17th against Oxford United. It is hoped that the deceased’s teammates, fellow students, friends and family will be there.