Country footy player in his 20s tragically collapses and dies after walking to the sidelines to tell his teammates he wasn’t feeling well
- A young football player in his 20s collapsed and died at the end of a game
- He reportedly walked over to the sidelines and told his teammates he was unwell
- Soon after, he collapsed and died on the scene despite efforts to revive him
- The Victoria country town is mourning this sudden and tragic loss
A country town is mourning the sudden death of a popular young football player who collapsed on the sideline after a match and died.
The man, who was in his 20s, had just finished an afternoon game at Learmonth Oval in rural Victoria, when he reportedly told his teammates he was feeling unwell.
Tragically, the Dunnstown Football Club player collapsed on the sidelines and died on the scene despite the best efforts of paramedics and club staff, 9 News reported.
A young football player in his 20s collapsed and died at the end of a game at Learmonth oval (pictured)
The Dunnstown Football Club player reportedly walked over to the sidelines and told his teammates that he was feeling unwell
The Central Highlands Football League issued a statement, offering support to those affected.
‘There was nothing which occurred within the match which led to the player’s collapse,’ the Central Highlands Football League statement read.
‘The Central Highlands FL and its members are shocked at the tragic death of a Dunnstown reserves player today at the Learmonth Oval.
‘The CHFL will work with both clubs and their members over coming weeks to support them through this heartbreaking incident’.
Victoria Police are reportedly not treating the incident as suspicious.
A report is also being prepared for the coroner.
The player died on the scene despite efforts by the paramedics, club staff and air ambulances to revive him