FA deeply saddened by death of Lioness Zoe Tynan

Wednesday 31 Aug 2016
Zoe Tynan in action for Fylde

The FA was deeply saddened to hear of the death of England Women's U19s player Zoe Tynan.

Zoe began her career at the age of six at Liverpool Feds. She then spent six years at Everton’s Centre of Excellence before moving to Manchester City in summer 2015, where she made her first-team debut in April.

She then joined FA Women’s Premier League side Fylde Ladies in August ahead of the new season.

Zoe was part of England youth squads at U15s, U17s and most recently at U19s level, where she was in Mo Marley’s squad for a training camp at St George’s Park earlier this month.

Marley said: “This is truly awful news and we were all so sad to hear of Zoe’s passing.

“Zoe has been involved in our squads for a number of years and was not only a very talented midfielder, but a hugely-liked and popular member of the team.

“I know that she will be much missed by her team-mates and staff members alike and I would like to send our deepest condolences to Zoe’s family from everyone involved at England.”

Martin Glenn, FA chief executive officer, said: “On behalf of The FA, I would like to send our heartfelt condolences to Zoe’s family. Our thoughts are with them at this very difficult and tragic time.”

Fylde Ladies manager Luke Swindlehurst said: "We all want to remember Zoe in the best possible way. A hugely talented player with the best possible attitude and an immensely likable character. Our thoughts are with all of her family at this sad time."

By FA Staff