Brit footballer, 30, dies on Amsterdam journey with membership ‘heartbroken & devastated’

A demise of a British footballer throughout a visit to Amsterdam has rocked his staff who known as the participant the “heartbeat” of their staff.

Charlie Batcup, 30, performed for Pontlliw FC in Swansea, South Wales and tragically handed away within the Netherlands as his household and pals paid tribute to him. His family members are presently being supported by the Foreign Office as his reason behind demise has but to be revealed.

The membership launched an announcement on Sunday (November 19) which learn: “Pontlliw FC is heartbroken and devastated to announce that our player, club man and dear friend Charlie Batcup has tragically passed away. Charlie was a huge part of the club in a way that words cannot describe and his passing has left a huge void in our club which we will never be able to replace.

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“A lifelong Pontlliw participant with unbelievable capacity Charlie was a large asset on the pitch in each staff that he performed in. Off the sector he was the heartbeat of our membership group and personified our ethos of camaraderie, inclusivity, and cohesion.”

The side said Batcup’s input has “formed this membership” in the poignant statement. “However troublesome it appears to us proper now we consider that Charlie would need us to hold on, to proceed rising this nice membership and obtain our future aspirations,” it continued.

“His enter has formed this membership over latest years and we’ll typically ponder sooner or later: ‘What would Charlie say?’ when confronted with a choice to make. Thank you Charlie, you could have enriched the lives of all our gamers and membership members. Sleep tight.”

Pontlliw said the team is 'heartbroken and devastated'
Batcup handed away throughout a visit in Amsterdam

His brother, Josh, wrote a heartbreaking tribute for his brother on Facebook the place he mentioned he suffered a “bad reaction”. “I can’t quite believe I’m writing this but my Brother Charlie has tragically passed away,” Josh wrote. “We have all been to Amsterdam and visited those coffee shops. But it had to be you to have a bad reaction and to do what you did.

“You had been the heartbeat of Pontlliw Football membership and village. There might be an vacancy in many individuals’s lives now you’re gone. You are my solely brother and the considered you not being round anymore is insufferable. Life as I’ve all the time recognized it’s going to by no means once more be the identical with out you in it and never a day will go by after I received’t take into consideration you.”