Non league club Frimley Green have sadly had to confirm the death of an U18s player with other teammates of his left in intensive care.
A tweet was posted onto the Combined Counties League Premier Division outfit’s official Twitter account on Sunday night, with tributes and prayers pouring out.
The Surrey based football team said the death of one of its ‘promising’ young players came during a serious crash in Tongham near Aldershot.
Frimley Green FC took to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to share the news that one of their squad members was killed during the two-vehicle collision in Oxenden Road, which occurred just after 1am on Sunday (September 26).
The club also stated several more of their players were involved in the incident and remain in hospital – some in intensive care.
They wrote: “It is with great sadness that Frimley Green Football Club confirm the tragic loss of one of our promising young U18 players, in a fatal car accident Saturday night. Several other club players were involved in the incident and remain in hospital, some in intensive care.”
Surrey Police continues to appeal for witnesses to the crash.
The force says the teenage driver of a Volkswagen Polo was killed when the car collided head-on with a taxi travelling in the opposite direction.
The front seat passenger and six other passengers were taken to hospital, two of whom suffered “serious injuries” and remained in hospital as of 2.30pm on Sunday.
Just after 11pm on Sunday night, Frimley Green thanked everyone for the comment and messages they received, and continued to say that they were still praying for those also fighting for their life.
The taxi driver suffered minor injuries and was also taken to hospital. However, he was not carrying any passengers at the time.
Detective Sergeant Kani Barawi, who is dealing with the incident, said: “Our thoughts remain with the families of the boys involved in this tragic incident, which has left one teenager dead and two more in a serious condition in hospital.
“We are working hard to establish the circumstances of the crash and would appeal to anyone with any information to contact us straight away.”
Anyone with any information should contact Surrey Police by sending a message via its social media channels, quoting incident reference number PR/P21207382.
To report information anonymously, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
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The non league community took to send their prays and tributes after Surrey club Frimley Green confirm the death of an U18s player with other teammates in intensive care…
@AfcThomo: Thoughts and prayers with you all. Having visited with @AscotUnitedFC only a few weeks back in the @ACYFLofficial I can’t even begin to imagine how you must all be feeling. RIP to the young man and heartfelt best wishes to the injured.
@JerseyBullsFC: We are really sorry to read this. Condolences to the young man’s family, friends and everyone at the club. We wish everyone involved in the accident a full and quick recovery. #RIP #Bestwishes
@blfccommunity: On behalf of everyone connected to @blfccommunity @blfcladies @BadshotLeaColts, our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at @official_FGFC and of course the families and friends directly affected by the weekends tragic events.
@FCDGalicia: Very sad news. RIP young man and our very best wishes that the rest of the boys pull through.
@BedfontEaglesMT: Such dreadful news, which affects us all as parents. Our thoughts and prayers go to everyone associated with the boys. RIP and hope that the others pull through to recover fully.
@ashfordtownmx: So devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved, families, friends, and everyone at the club
@South_ParkFC: Everyone connected with South Park sends our thoughts and condolences to the club, players and families involved! Such awful news to lose someone so young and promising!
@GodalmingTown: Thoughts are with you all and the families. Sincere condolences from us all at Godalming
@TheSpellyFC: Such sad and tragic news. We send our thoughts and prayers to all the players, parents, families, @official_FGFC and team mates involved and wish those in hospital a full and speedy recovery
@FisherWomble94: Awful news, condolences from all at Fisher FC. Hope those in hospital have a full recovery
@CHUFC: So sorry to hear such tragic news, our thoughts are with the parent’s and family of the deceased and pray everyone else pulls through
@CBHounslowUTD: Such terrible news. In our thoughts. Our best wishes to the players, their families and friends.
@Kinross_Mariner: I’m sure everyone at @SSFCacademy and @SouthShieldsFC will echo my sorrow at this devastating news. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the families.
@Saltdeanfc: Sorry to hear such tragic news. Our thoughts are with the families, the club and all those affected
@AFCCroydonAth: We send our deepest condolences and our thoughts are with the families and friends of those involved
@WindsorFCU18s: Awful news! Thoughts and prayers with you all and hoping for a speedy recovering for the lads in intensive care.
@HartleyFC: Truly awful and devastating news. We are so very, very sorry to hear this and send our love, prayers and most sincere condolences to the young man’s family, friends and all at @official_FGFC
@Sarah_Haq92: Such awful news RIP to the young man who has lost his life and my thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Hoping the other lads involved make a full and speedy recovery. Sending love to all involved from a Bury AFC fan 💙🤍💙 #footballfamily
Sincerest condolences to everyone at Frimley Green FC and to the player’s family & friends. #footballfamily 💙
— Tonbridge Angels (@tonbridgeangels) September 27, 2021
This is truly heartbreaking.😢
That poor young man.😔
Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all involved and their families/friends.
Stay strong……the whole of Non-League football are behind you.
— 🔰Paul Skillington🔰 (@PaulSkillington) September 26, 2021