Leah Harrison

By Ray Simpson

Leah Harrison

Under 11 player passes away

The club is very sad to learn about the sudden death of one of our Under 11 players, Leah Harrison, in a tragic incident.

Leah, who attended Mount Pleasant Primary School in Darlington, was a very popular member of our under 11 girls team, and had many friends at the club.

Her coach, John Woolnough, said; “We are devastated to hear of the tragic passing of Leah, who only joined our football family this season but had quickly become a popular member amongst the girls.

“She was a joy to coach — always smiling and trying her best — and had shown big improvements during her time with us.

“Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this terrible time."

As a mark of respect, our Under 11 game this weekend has been postponed, while all other games involving our youth teams will hold a minute’s silence before kick off.

Everyone at the club would like to pass on our very sincere condolences to Leah’s family, friends and team mates . May she rest in peace.