Tributes have flooded in as Sheffield United introduced the tragic demise of midfielder Maddy Cusack on the age of 27.
Cusack performed for the ladies’s facet from 2019 and in addition labored as a advertising and marketing government on the membership.
She was the primary feminine participant to make 100 appearances for the Blades earlier than her unhappy passing on Wednesday.
In an announcement, Sheffield United CEO Stephen Bettis mentioned: “That is heartbreaking information for everybody at Bramall Lane.
“Maddy had a singular place of being a part of quite a few groups at Sheffield United and was well-liked with everybody that she got here into contact with.
“Her character and professionalism made her a credit score to her household – she might be sadly missed. While taking within the information and shifting ahead, the membership will supply as a lot assist as attainable to Maddy’s household, mates and colleagues.”
The membership additionally added: “Discussions over appropriate tributes and celebrating Maddy’s life will proceed privately. The membership and Maddy’s household would admire a interval of privateness and won’t remark additional at this unhappy time.”
Sheffield United males’s boss Paul Heckingbottom took to X to pay his respects: “Unhappy day. Maddy was one among our household. A giant a part of our membership each on and off the pitch. Love and ideas to Maddy’s household.”
The membership’s rivals Sheffield Wednesday additionally paid tribute: “The ideas of everybody at Sheffield Wednesday are with Maddy’s household, mates and colleagues at this extraordinarily tough time.”
Sue Campbell, the Soccer Affiliation’s director of ladies’s soccer, mentioned: “We’re all devastated to be taught in regards to the passing of Maddy Cusack.
“On behalf of the FA, the Lionesses, the Ladies’s Tremendous League and the Ladies’s Championship, our ideas and deepest condolences are with Maddy’s household, mates, teammates and everybody at Sheffield United.
“Maddy additionally represented England at age-group degree and we can pay tribute to her at an applicable level. We’re involved with the membership and can proceed to supply them our full assist throughout this extremely unhappy time.”
Cusack additionally performed for Birmingham Metropolis, with the membership saying in an announcement: “The membership are saddened to be taught of the passing of former participant Maddy Cusack. All of our ideas are with Maddy’s household and mates at this extraordinarily tough time.”
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