Charlton Athletic footballer Lucy Kerr loses cancer battle, aged 20

Charlton Athletic have announced the news of Kerr' death (Twitter: Charlton Athletic)
Charlton Athletic have announced the news of Kerr' death (Twitter: Charlton Athletic)
12:17pm, Tue 25 Feb 2020
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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.

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