In a devastating incident, Cameron Walsh, a talented 16-year-old footballer for Grimsby Town’s youth team, and his father, Dave, lost their lives in a car crash, submerging their vehicle in Tetney Lock, Lincolnshire. The accident occurred on January 6, leading to the untimely demise of this father-son duo.
Grimsby Town Football Club expressed deep sorrow over the tragic event in an official statement. Cameron Walsh, a beloved member of the GTFC academy, was remembered for his passion and undeniable talent. The club extended heartfelt condolences to the grieving family and appreciated the overwhelming support from the football community during this difficult time.
The club plans to pay tribute to Cameron and Dave at their next game with a minute’s applause before kick-off. Cameron will also be featured on the matchday record’s front cover as a lasting homage.
Cleethorpes Town, the amateur football club where both Cameron and Dave played, shared their condolences, highlighting Dave’s popularity as a footballer and Cameron’s impressive journey from the Owls to Grimsby Town’s academy. The club pledged to honor their memory within the grounds at an appropriate time.
While the police investigate the incident, appealing for information, the local community has rallied to support the Walsh family through a GoFundMe page. John-Patrick Gaughan, the fundraising organizer, emphasized the immense loss and the community’s desire to stand by the family during these challenging weeks.
As the investigation unfolds, the football community mourns the loss of a talented young player and a dedicated father, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of teammates, coaches, and fans alike.