The rugby community is in mourning after news that Wales rugby international Elli Norkett died in a car crash yesterday.
At just 20-years old, she had her whole life in front of her. Not only was she a talented rugby player she was a good human being, probably the most important thing about her.
As an Ospreys in the Community coach, who as recently as last week was working with us as part of the team leading our half-term kids camps at Llandarcy Academy of Sport, she was also a role model to the next generation, an inspiration to boys and girls of all ages who enjoyed being instructed by an Osprey and a Welsh international.
Her greatest legacy will be in those youngsters who continue to enjoy the game of rugby having been fortunate enough to be coached by her on one of our camps.
God bless you Elli. My sincere and deepest sympathy to her family and friends. So sad. Rest in peace x https://t.co/YmeGLCYeO2
— Nigel Owens MBE (@Nigelrefowens) February 26, 2017
— Andrew Coombs (@Coombs_A) February 26, 2017
Sad sad news #RipElli
— Paul james (ASSEY) (@Paul_James1) February 26, 2017
— Barry-John Ryan (@BJRYAN1977) February 27, 2017
So sad to hear about Elli Norkett! Thoughts are with her family and friends.
— George North (@George_North) February 27, 2017
— Maria Smith (@MazSmithSwansea) February 27, 2017
— Cardiff Blues (@cardiff_blues) February 27, 2017
— Carly S (@Carlyious) February 26, 2017
We start with very sad news.
Our thoughts are with Elli Norkett’s family and friends.
— BBC ScrumV (@BBCScrumV) February 26, 2017
— BUCS Super Rugby (@BUCSsuperrugby) February 26, 2017
— Luscombe Lettings (@LuscombeandCo) February 27, 2017
@ospreys our sincerest condolences with family, friends and teammates.
— Scarlets (@scarlets_rugby) February 26, 2017
Awful news Wales Women’s international Elli Norkett has died in a car crash.Our thoughts at World Rugby are with her friends and family.#RIP
— Brett Gosper (@brettgosper) February 26, 2017
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) February 26, 2017
— Laura-Jane Jones (@MissLJJ) February 26, 2017
Terribly said news about Elli Norkett. A fantastic, young talent lost far too soon.
— Ruck ‘n’ Roll (@RnRRugby) February 26, 2017