About Sam Harding
Former England high school international footballer Sam Harding was hit by a black Audi S3 at Kingsland Grange in Warrington on Sunday evening. A 20-year-old boy from Stockport was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. A 21-year man from the state of Leeds was taken into custody at the scene on suspicion of causing death by reckless driving.
Mr. Harding played for the North West Counties Football League (NWCFL) Premier Division team Ashton Athletic based in Ashton in Makerfield in Greater Manchester.
Chairman Jimmy White said everyone at the club was “devastated”.
He said that Sam has only been with the club for the duration of one season and since he came in, he has played a major role in our improved current form.
Former club, Manchester United paid tribute to Sam Harding
Academy manager Tom said that Sam was always mentioned by the future academy players as a perfect example of the particular type of player they want to see at the club, not only in terms of football ability, but also in terms of the kind of person he was – polite, kind, professional and hardworking. They will miss him a lot and he would like to convey his love and condolences to Sam’s family.
Academy manager Tom Conroy said he was “one of the best academy players we’ve ever had and that was proven when he found success in school trials in England, earning for his country’s national team”.
Tweets regarding Sam Harding’s death
NWFCL tweets, “All of us at the NWCFL are devastated by the passing of Sam Harding and offer our most sincere condolences to his family. A tragic loss to our football community, Sam’s dedication and love for the game will always be remembered.”
Prescot Cables FC tweets, “The club is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Sam Harding, who was killed in a car accident last night. Sam made several appearances for Prescot Cables in the 2019-2020 season. Our thoughts are with his friends, former teammates and family. RIP Sam. “
Sergeant Simon Dogg said the investigation was at a very early stage. He said that they know that a very huge amount of people were present at the car meeting, and as part of our further investigation, they were very eager to hear the confessions of the witnesses. He urged anyone with any information to get in touch.