Hereford Pegasus Football Club will pay tribute to a young footballer who sadly passed away after entering the sea when on holiday in Skegness.

Kevin Bishop of Hereford Pegasus Football Club posted an emotional tribute to Kacper on Facebook.

He said:

“The club has been informed of the devastating news that Kacper Biela died in a tragic swimming accident in Skegness at the weekend. Kacper was a member of the victorious u14 team who won the league and cup double last season.

“Despite playing up a year, he was an exceptional player for the team and had recently been selected for the Hereford Football Academy. 

“Kacper joined the club at the tender age of five and quickly developed into an excellent player dominating games from midfield. 

“Kacper was a lovely boy on and off the pitch, and a credit to his family and club.

“All at the club are devastated by the news and ask that the family, management and his team mates are given the time and space at this most difficult time.

“The club will be holding a minutes silence and collection for Kacper at the FA Vase game on Saturday 27th August 2022 where all are welcome.”

A fundraising page has been set up to help pay for the costs of Kacper’s funeral that will take place in Poland. So far an incredible £5,000 has been raised by the local community.

Details below:

“Hi, my name is Justyna Lebiest and I am fundraising for Kacper Biela’s family. On the 13th of August, Kacper Biela, a teenage boy age 13, sadly passed away. This tragic event took place in Skegness, where him and his family spent time on holiday. This completely broke all of their hearts. His family have decided to send him over to Poland, and allow him to peacefully rest there. Unfortunately, this involves a pretty high cost to cover transport and the funeral. Any donation will be directly sent to his mother, and will be greatly appreciated.”

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