Sports teams have expressed their shock and sadness after wedding guests believed to be associated with netball, football and cricket clubs were involved in the fatal Hunter Valley bus crash.
Ten people were killed when the bus they were riding in overturned near Hunter Highway in Greta as they were returning to Singleton after the wedding of Maddie Edsel and Mitchell Gaffney on Sunday night. dead, several injured.
The bride and groom are members of the Australian rules club, the Singleton Roosters, and previously played cricket and netball in Warrandyte, northeast Melbourne.
Warandite Netball Club president Jimmy Harris said Edsel began playing the sport at a young age and finished playing for the team around 2016.
He said it was not known at this stage whether any of the club’s netball players were involved in the accident.
“When you read on the news that something happened, you get a little bit of a shock, but then you realize how close it really was,” Harris said.
“Our thoughts and hearts go out to the families of those affected by the tragedy… It is very sad and sad what happened, especially on such a special day.”
AFL NSW/ACT said in a statement it was “shocked and saddened by the bus tragedy in the Hunter Valley.”
“My deepest condolences to all those affected by the accident, including the Singleton Roosters family and the Hunter Central Coast community.
“The AFL will continue to provide welfare support services to those in need within the Australian Football community following this tragedy.”
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