It is with great sadness that we were recently informed of the death of one of our players Will Hallett.
Will was a talented and enthusiastic young player in a successful under-16s 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 Sparrows this season, scoring twice, and twice being awarded the player of the match.
Our 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.”
We would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Will’s family and friends 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 from the Sparrows family 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