The number three won’t be worn for the rest of the year in honour of Travis Selje, the 17-year-old soccer player who died after a car accident this week.
Head coach of the Surrey United Soccer Club Jeff Clark described Travis as a budding superstar.
“And cared about his team and his teammates greatly, and he was one of the best and easiest and coachable kids.”
Clark says he sadly got the worst call Wednesday night after practice, when Travis was in a car accident.
He says Travis was a promising soccer player and was recruited by the Vancouver Whitecaps.
“For their youth development program, he was one of their stand-out players from a young young age, of like 12, no, he’s done great things there and at our club, at our level, he was an all-league player and one of the best in his position.”
The club’s vice-president Spiro Pegios says when Travis’ team heard that he died the next day, they came together.
“At Cloverdale in the clubhouse, we had grief counsellors on site to counsel them and the team spent the day together. We’re very much just making sure that the family and the boys are looked after and doing well, and that’s our priority right now.”
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Police say a 22-year-old woman, who was driving a Cadillac, was detained after the crash at 64th Avenue and 176th Street.
No word on if charges will be laid.