A Scots girls' football club has paid tribute to their goalkeeper with a poem, after she was tragically killed in an accident involving a tractor.
Naomi Sarah Ferrans had been riding her bike along Castle Place in New Cumnock, East Ayrshire, when she was struck by the vehicle, which was towing a trailer, at 12.35pm on Monday, September 18. Emergency services raced to the incident but she was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
The road was closed for almost eight hours to allow investigation work to be carried out. Police say inquiries into the fatal crash remain ongoing.
Posting on Facebook, Cumnock Juniors Girls FC shared a poem dedicated to Naomi, described as "a wee pal who will be missed a lot".
The poem reads:
The gloves were on mostly every night,
Training her heart out was such a delight.
Red and white was her true colour,
But donned the black and white like no other.
Smiles galore as she saved every shot,
Naomi wee pal you will be missed a lot.
She had her own fans in her big cousin Sophie,
Watching her daily whilst in her glory.
Kicking a ball and shouting out loud,
Cheering her on, we were all very proud.
You will always be with us with every save,
Keep them gloves on, you were very, very brave.
From your coach and your teammates we say sleep tight,
Not goodbye, not farwell, just out of sight!
Your place will be open forever and a day,
Cumnock Juniors Girls we have no words to say.
Forever in our thoughts
Hundreds of people have commented on the social media post and shared the poem.
Susan Gray said: "What a beautiful tribute. I didn't know little Naomi but the tears are running down my face. An unimaginable tragedy and I send my love to youRead on dailyrecord.co.uk