Tributes to Deeping Rangers under-10s player Zack King

Zack King with Peterborough United's Grant McCann. Photo: Grant McCann via Twitter
Zack King with Peterborough United's Grant McCann. Photo: Grant McCann via Twitter
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Tributes have been paid to a promising young footballer who died from an asthma attack.

Zack King, a player for Deeping Rangers’s under-10 Clarets side, suffered a severe asthma attack while at home on Tuesday (9 September). He was rushed to hospital but died two days later.

In a statement released on the club’s website, junior section chairman Barry Phillips said: “All of our thoughts and prayers from the football club go out to Zack’s parents Alana and Damian, along with the management team, players and parents of the under-10’s Clarets side.

“Zack has been with Deeping Rangers Football Club since the age of five and was developing into a very prolific goalscorer, along with being a popular member of the teams he played in, and will be greatly missed by all those who knew him.”

Peterborough United footballer Grant McCann was one of many people to pay tribute to athe promising young footballer, he tweeted the picture above and said: “I met this little boy a year ago and now he is gone, so sad. Please help and donate RIP Zack https://www.justgiving.com/Zack-King”

Zack’s funeral will be held at Maxey Church at 11am on Friday. This will be followed by a service at the Peterborough Crematorium at midday with the wake at Deeping Sports and Social Club at 1pm.

The club has invited friends, fellow players and the wider football community to attend and celebrate Zack’s life. His family have requested that everyone wear football shirts rather than black ties.

A JustGiving page has been set up in Zack’s name at JustGiving page has been set up in Zack’s name at www.justgiving.com/Zack-King to raise funds for Asthma UK. So far more than £700 has been donated.

○ A memorial game for Deeping Rangers’ late president Norman Fowler and secretary Haydon Witham, who both died this summer, will be held on Saturday.

Rangers will play Eynesbury Rovers from 3pm. The day will be a chance to remember and mark the contribution of both men, who are sorely missed by the club.