Cardiff City Football Club has been deeply saddened to hear of the tragic events of Friday evening in which four South Wales people, Corey Price, Rhodri Miller, Alesha O'Connor and Margaret Challis, lost their lives.
At this most difficult of times, our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by the accident, particularly the families and friends of those who lost their lives. We offer our sincere condolences to them.
Rhodri Miller was a keen Bluebird and a season ticket holder at Cardiff City Stadium. Corey Price was a former Academy player, representing the Club over an eight year period from the age of nine years old.
Academy Manager James McCarthy worked closely with Corey and the U16 team during the 2013/14 season and has said the following: “Corey was a gifted footballer. He applied himself whole-heartedly to his football and academic studies, which made him extremely popular amongst his peers and all Academy staff.
“He was a pleasure to have around and we were privileged to have played a part in Corey’s footballing, academic and personal development. He will be sadly missed by all.”
The Academy will be honouring the memory of Corey, Rhodri, Alesha and Margaret before Tuesday evening’s FAW Youth Cup Semi-Final against Newport County FC. Both teams, staff, officials and supporters will come together to observe a minute’s silence before kick-off.
The match will take place at Jenner Park, Barry on Tuesday, 10th March 2015, at 7.30pm.
Details of an official Club tribute, in conjunction with the families, will follow in the coming days.