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Condolences made as AFC Fylde confirm death of 17 year old player

Condolences have been made on social media as AFC Fylde confirm the sad and shocking death of 17 year old player Luke Bennett.

He had the world at his feet, was known to be popular with many people he was with and looked set for a promising career within football.

But now the National League North club have issued a statement on Monday morning, revealing that the youngster is no longer here.


It is with deep sadness and sorrow that we must share the tragic news that AFC Fylde youth player Luke Bennett has passed away at the age of 17.

Learning the news on Saturday evening has left us absolutely devastated and heartbroken. All our love goes out to Luke’s family and friends at this cruel and difficult time.

Above all, Luke was a kind, popular young man who was much loved by his teammates and coaches. He was somebody who could instantly light up a room with his bubbly personality. Then, on the field, he was a naturally gifted footballer who excelled every time he represented AFC Fylde.

The pain of Luke’s sudden and untimely passing will be felt by our football club, supporters and all who ever had the pleasure of knowing him.

Rest in peace, “Lukey B”. The memory of you will always be in our hearts.


AFC Fylde have been rocked by the tragic passing of one of their academy players following a freak accident with a power cable over the weekend.

Luke died on Saturday night after touching an overhead electrical line with a metal pole while trying to retrieve a ball at Euxton Villa FC’s ground at Runshaw Hall Lane in Chorley.

Emergency services were immediately called to the scene following a report of a child being seriously injured, yet Lancashire police have confirmed that Bennett was pronounced dead at the scene.

Two other teenagers were not seriously hurt in the accident.

Former Premier League star Trevor Sinclair tweeted this morning: “Heartfelt condolences to Luke Bennett’s family, friends & his @AFCFylde youthteam team mates & coaches.”

Police have launched an investigation into the incident, but it is believed Bennett may have been electrocuted after touching a power cable with a metal pole in an attempt to retrieve his ball.

Insp John McNamara of Lancashire Police said: “This appalling incident has led to the tragic death of a young man and my thoughts are first and foremost with his family and loved ones at this time. The family are being supported by specially trained officers.

“An investigation is underway and remains in its very early stages but I would appeal to anyone who has any information to get in touch with us by calling 101 and quoting log 1241 of March 6th.”

Fans and those who knew him reacted with condolences made as AFC Fylde confirm death of 17 year old player…

@davegrin68: Absolutely tragic! Sincere condolences to his family, friends and all team mates & coaches at Fylde. RIP Luke

@jimcurtisbbn: Sad loss of human life

@Dorothy41178372: Absolutely heartbreaking Rip Luke ❤️

@FYLDEFANPAGE: A truly truly shocking, tragic and heartbreaking piece of news this morning. We can’t put into words, how much life this young footballer had ahead of him. We send out condolences, to his friends, family and team mates at this time. Rip Luke, forever in our memory.

@Colin_McGown: Sincere condolences to Luke’s family and friends and all at Fylde. #RIPLuke

@jamie_cryptoj: Very sad news. RIP Luke. X

@GreekPies: Rest in peace

@Tony_Tremayne: Extremely sad news. RIP.

@NoakesyKLTFC: Proper fucking sad this, only 17, rest in peace Luke

@AbrahamFredric: Such a shame. At the age of 17, that is no age. RIP.

@CalFerguson: So sad. RIP.

@JHancock46: Poor lads only my age, may he rest in peace

@Markwilson15gv: So sorry to hear this. 💔😥 Thoughts and prayers with Lukes family

@daddymacca23: Sorry to hear this sad news. We are all united together in sending prayers and thoughts to everyone connected to luke.

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