Non-league footballer Christian Rowe, described by his club as one of the “most promising young players”, was killed in a road accident at the age of 19.
Rowe plays for Vanarama National League South’s Slough Town, who confirmed the unfortunate news in a statement on the club’s website.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the tragic passing of Christian Rowe in a road traffic accident,” the letter read.
“This news is shocking and heartbreaking for everyone involved with Academy23, Slough Town FC and Binfield FC. The two clubs’ first team and U23 matches scheduled for this weekend have been postponed.
“Christian is regarded as one of Slough Town’s most promising young players, having done well for the U23s this season and playing in the first team.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Christian’s parents, family, friends and teammates.
“We ask everyone to respect the privacy of their families during this extremely difficult time.”
Rowe previously had trials with Premier League side Burnley and played at Havant and Waterlooville before joining Slough in the summer.
The Premier League tweeted its condolences.
“Everyone at the club sends their condolences to Christian’s friends and family at this very sad time,” they wrote.