Death of Margaret Varcoe: sister of AFL star Collingwood dies in hospital

<pre><pre>Death of Margaret Varcoe: sister of AFL star Collingwood dies in hospital

The sister of the Collingwood Magpies star, Travis Varcoe, died in the hospital surrounded by her family days after a strange accident while playing football in the suburbs.

Margaret Varcoe, 27, played for Adelaide's Angle Vale Football Club in Sunday's grand finale when she suffered a head-on collision with two other players.

It is understood that they accidentally clashed with another teammate and an opposition member during the match at Mount Lofty in Thebarton Oval on Sunday.

Collingwood's sister, star Travis Varcoe (left) Margaret (right) died in the hospital surrounded by her family days after a strange accident while playing soccer

Collingwood Football Club president Eddie McGuire dedicated a segment at the Footy Show on Thursday night to pay homage to the beloved footy player.

"We report the tragic death of Margaret Varcoe," he said.

"Unfortunately, she died earlier this night." His family, including Trav, was at his side.

"Trav, all I can say on behalf of the world of football, and certainly all your friends at Collingwood Football Club, is a teammate, we are standing next to you and your family and everyone at the Angle Vale Football Club in Adelaide .

"We extend our deepest condolences and remember Margaret Varoce tonight."

Margaret (in the center, with her brother Travis, right) was playing for Adelaide's Angle Vale Football Club in Sunday's grand finale when she suffered a head-on collision.

Margaret (in the center, with her brother Travis, right) was playing for Adelaide's Angle Vale Football Club in Sunday's grand finale when she suffered a head-on collision.

Margaret (in the center, with her brother Travis, right) was playing for Adelaide's Angle Vale Football Club in Sunday's grand finale when she suffered a head-on collision.

Despite being initially aware, Varcoe collapsed in the exchange room shortly after, before she was transported by ambulance to the Royal Adelaide Hospital, The Herald Sun reported.

Collingwood midfielder Travis Varcoe rushed back to his home in Adelaide to be at his sister's side, where his family held a vigil by the bed until his death on Thursday.

While Angle Vale officials have not yet commented on the incident, Mount Lofty's secretary, Johanna Paddick, told The Advertiser that the ordeal was extremely traumatic.

Paddick said that despite being on the other side of the field, witnessing the terrible incident was "very distressing" for everyone involved.

He added that the game should be stopped for about ten minutes while the emergency services attended to the woman.

"It's just a terrible injury and the runners of both teams helped take off," he said.

According to the publication, the other Angle Vale player who collided with Varcoe also suffered a fractured cheekbone.

Margaret accidentally collided with another teammate and an opposition member during the match

Margaret accidentally collided with another teammate and an opposition member during the match

Margaret accidentally collided with another teammate and an opposition member during the match

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