Charlton Athletic footballer Lucy Kerr loses cancer battle, aged 20
Charlton Athletic have announced that footballer Lucy Kerr has died after a battle with cancer.
Kerr, who was only 20, joined the club for the 2013 season and started playing for the Under-14 side where she won Player of the Year.
She then worked her way into the club's Under-16 team before making the step into the senior set-up with the club's development squad.
Charlton Athletic manager Riteesh Mishra 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."
Charlton are planning a tribute to Kerr at a forthcoming fixture.