The AFLW has been left in shock after information emerged 2017 premiership winner Heather Anderson died on the age of 28.
The previous military medic grew to become the primary Northern Territory-based participant drafted by the Adelaide Crows with the tenth choose of the 2016 Draft, forward of the primary season of the AFLW.
The main points of her demise are usually not but recognized.
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Anderson had rapid success as a part of the Crows, enjoying eight video games for Adelaide and successful the inaugural AFLW premiership.
However within the grand remaining, she suffered a dislocated shoulder which required a second surgical procedure on her proper shoulder inside a yr.
Due to her damage, Anderson was delisted by the Crows and was not redrafted, asserting her indefinite retirement from the AFL.
Anderson was a fan favorite, carrying a particular pink headgear, which she defined was so her vision-impaired mom might spot her.
In a press release, AFLW boss Nicole Livingstone expressed her sympathy to Anderson’s household and buddies, calling the previous star a “much-loved and revered teammate”.
“Phrases can not specific the deep unhappiness among the many AFL and AFLW neighborhood right now. Our sincerest condolences are to the Anderson household,” Livingstone mentioned.
“On behalf of the AFL, I wish to specific my deepest compassion to Heather’s household, buddies and colleagues.”
The Crows AFLW Twitter account additionally launched a brief assertion.
“The Adelaide Soccer Membership is deeply saddened by the surprising passing of Premiership participant Heather Anderson. Our ideas and prayers are together with her household and buddies,” the assertion learn.
Former Crows ahead Sarah Perkins took to social media in tribute, posting a photograph of Anderson with the caption “household ceaselessly” and three love hearts within the Crows colors.