‘She was fighting demons none of us knew’: Tragedy as young sports star dies aged just 29 as tributes pour in for the AFLW player who also excelled at baseball and gridiron
Tributes have poured in from devastated former teammates of AFLW star Jacinda Barclay, who died on Tuesday aged 29.
Barclay played a number of sports including Aussies Rules, baseball, and American football.
‘The news is devastating and our hearts are breaking,’ wrote Steph Mur, who played with Barclay at the Chicago Bliss.
Kayla Lee, who played in the Legends Football League with Barclay, said she awoke on Wednesday to the ‘devastating news’ the sport had lost ‘one of the most vibrant, positive and spirited souls on this planet’.
Tributes have poured in from devastated former teammates of AFLW star Jacinda Barclay (pictured), who died on Tuesday aged 29
Barclay grew up in Perth playing AFL before turning to baseball
‘Cinda has been one of my closest friends since we met seven years ago training and playing in the LFL. She was my quarterback and always had my back. We trained hard, laughed hard and sometimes partied hard together.
‘She was a naturally talented multi-sport athlete, who was driven, ambitious and a leader that was fighting demons none of us knew about. I am absolutely heartbroken and in complete shock.’
Barclay grew up in Perth playing AFL before turning to baseball.
She played 23 games with the Greater Western Sydney Giants, who are yet to comment on her death.