It is with great sadness that the Sussex County FA were recently informed of the death of Horsham Sparrows under-16s player Will Hallett.
Will was a talented and enthusiastic young player in a successful Horsham Sparrows side, who sit top of their division in the Horsham & District Youth Football League.
The fifteen-year-old was an avid Chelsea fan and had made ten appearances for his side this season, scoring twice, and twice being awarded the player of the match.
Horsham Sparrows Chairman, David Owen, said: “Will was a highly energetic player; he really loved his football and was an integral part of his team. He will be deeply missed by the Sparrows family, as will his grandfather Barry, who was a passionate supporter of the team and his grandson’s footballing career.”
The Sussex County FA would like to extend their thoughts and prayers to Will’s family, friends and team-mates at this very difficult and sad time.
Fixtures taking place across the Horsham & District Youth Football League next weekend will hold a minutes silence or applause as mark of respect and to remember Will.
If anyone in the Sussex football community has been deeply affected by this loss then Childline and Cruse Bereavement Care are available to offer support:
T: 0800 1111
Cruse Bereavement Care
T: 0808 808 1677