The football community is in mourning this week after the passing of fifteen-year-old Cove Marion WFC player, Sophia Naismith.
Sophia passed away on Saturday evening in a tragic accident.
Sophia's parents have since released an emotional statement.
"Nothing prepares you for times like this. Sophia was the centre of our universe. Our cherished first born. Best friend to her sisters. Adored by her grandparents. Admired by her Aunts, Uncles, and cousins. A good friend to many. Loved by all.
"Everything has changed.
"She was an accomplished state volleyballer, gymnast, soccer player and a popular and gifted student.
"Our lives will never be the same again.
"We want to thank our precious family and friends for their love and support in such a distressing time.
"We also want to thank the paramedics and police who came to Sophia’s aid.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with Sophia’s friend Jordyn who was injured in the accident."
Miss Naismith played for Cove Marion WFC this season.
Football Federation SA extends its condolences to Sophia's parents, Pia and Luke, her family, friends and the Cove Marion WFC community.