Declan Bingham: Young Aussie soccer star killed

A budding Australian soccer star has died in a tragic accident while overseas, with another man also killed in the incident.

Promising Aussie soccer player Declan Bingham has died in a tragic accident on Saturday, alongside his father’s business partner.

Troy Bingham, Declan’s father, confirmed the tragic news via social media channels of Erie Sports Center in Pennsylvania, which he co-owns.

“It is with the heaviest of hearts that I confirm the loss yesterday of my partner and my son due to a tragic accident. The impact is immense and we are busy dealing with the grievance,” Troy Bingham said.

“The Erie Sports Center will remain open and further information will be posted soon. Rest In Peace Declan Bingham and Sheldon Van Deventer.

Declan Bingham formerly played soccer on the Gold Coast and Pennsylvania.

The exact circumstances of his death are not known.

Declan was aged in his mid-20’s at the time of his death.

He played soccer for the Gold Coast club Magic United in various age groups and divisions for several years.

“Magic United would like to pass on our deepest condolences to the Bingham Family,” the club said in a statement.

“Declan has over the years played for various age groups at Magic and, more recently, the senior Men’s team.”

Declan played alongside father, Troy, who is also an accomplished player, in the Magic United reserves team in 2015.

He has lived in the US for nearly seven years, having moved to Erie, Pennsylvania to take up a scholarship at Gannon University.

It was the same campus his father Troy attended, gaining hall-of-fame status as a goalscorer, more than 30 years ago.

Originally published as Young Aussie soccer star killed in tragic accident

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