Lucy Kerr, the former Charlton Athletic women’s player has tragically died at the age of 20 after a battle with bone cancer.
Kerr was diagnosed with bone cancer after doctors checked her broken thigh bone. Medics, who performed an MRI scan, also found the youngster had lung cancer and she quickly underwent chemotherapy in London.
Her former club, Charlton Athletic Women announced Ms. Kerr’s death in a statement that read: “The thoughts of everyone at Charlton Athletic Women are with the family at this difficult time and the club will pay tribute to Lucy in an upcoming fixture. Everyone at Charlton Athletic would like to send their condolences to Lucy’s family at this difficult time.”
Charlton Athletic Women’s Manager Riteesh Mishra, who worked with Lucy in the U16s, said: “The news is tragic. My heart goes out to Lucy’s family and friends. She was there at the start of my journey with Charlton as a coach with the Under 16s. Her personality and attitude in particular were infectious and she always put a smile on the faces of staff.”
He added: “She will be in our thoughts and forever be part of our Charlton family.”
Kerr joined the south east London side in the 2013/14 season as an U14 and won player of the year. She later progressed to the U16s and captained Kent Schools before playing senior football with the club’s development team”.