You will likely have seen news coverage of a tragic accident in Penge yesterday afternoon. It was with shock and deep sadness that we learned that the boy killed was one of our Under 11 players, Makayah McDermott.
Makayah and his Aunt, Rosie Cooper, sadly lost their lives in the incident. We understand that Makayah’s twin sisters and his cousin sustained serious injuries. Our thoughts are very much with Makayah’s parents, Omar and Danielle, and the rest of the family at this time.
Makayah was a popular boy with a beaming smile that nobody can forget. Having been at the club since 2014, many of our players will have known him. Many families from the Junior Section will also remember Makayah and his family from the Great Yarmouth tour in April.
As a club we will be offering our condolences and support to the family. Over the coming days we will be considering how to mark Makayah’s passing and honour his memory, which will mean some emotional times as we all pay our respects.