Memories remain strong for a teammate and friend as staff and players at the Ricki Herbert Football Academy remember Aimee Lindsay, three years after losing her.
On November 18, 2019, Aimee (13) collapsed after athletics training and could not be revived.
She was a promising player with the Ricki Herbert Football Academy and had been a member of the U-13 team to travel to Australia to play in the AFS Shepparton tournament, and part of a Kamo Intermediate School team that came third in the Aims tournament in Tauranga.
Academy founder Ricki Herbert said Aimee had made a big impression on many people and it was heartening that the football community found ways to remember her.
Two years ago, on the first anniversary of losing her, a plaque had been unveiled at Kamo Intermediate School.
This year, about 65 Northland junior teams had taken part in the inaugural Aimee Lindsay Memorial Festival, at Tikipunga Sports Ground.
“We’ll always remember Aimee. She was special,” Herbert said.