Tragedy as young football player dies mid-game in Sydney’s north

A YOUNG football player has tragically died following an incident at a game in Sydney’s north.

It’s understood the 25-year-old man collapsed while competing in a match between the Warringah Rats and Gordon rugby clubs at Pittwater Rugby Park in Warriewood just after 1.30pm on Saturday.

Despite the desperate attempts of paramedics to revive him, the young man could not be saved. He was airlifted to hospital where sadly, he died a short time later.


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The Warringah Rugby Club released a brief statement on Facebook a short time ago, confirming that all remaining games have been cancelled.

“Warringah Rugby Club advises that due to an incident involving an injury to a player during a game played earlier today, all games at Rat Park have been cancelled,” the club said in a statement.

The exact circumstances surrounding the man’s death were not immediately known.

It’s understood he may have suffered a cardiac event relating to a pre-existing heart condition.