Hull FC under-19s player Bradley Parker was tragically killed in a car accident on Sunday.
The 18 year-old driver of the vehicle was also killed after they collided with a Land Rover near the Burton Pidsea area of Hull.
Parker, 19, was a former England under-16s captain and also skippered East Hull to the under-16s Yorkshire Challenge Cup.
Hull FC released a statement on Monday morning saying:
“Hull FC have been deeply saddened by the news that former Under 16s captain Bradley Parker has died following a road traffic collision on Sunday.
“The club were informed yesterday afternoon that Brad had passed away and our immediate thoughts and sincere condolences have gone out to his family, friends and former teammates.
“Tragically, Brad, aged just 19, was one of two young men who lost their lives in the collision.”
The club also said that they would honour Parker in the forthcoming Super League season:
“In a mark of respect for Brad and his family, the club will carry his name on the players’ match day shirts in Super League next season.
On behalf of everyone involved at Hull FC, we would like to pass on our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families involved in this tragic incident and Brad’s contribution to the club from a young age will never be forgotten.”
Tributes for the talented youngster came flooding in on social media on Sunday night; FC’s Callum Lancaster tweeted: “Spent a memorable 7 years playing rugby together, such a talent! Rest in peace, you’ll never be forgotten😞❤️”
Jack Logan said: Never take things for granted! “Very good mate and an outstanding player! #RIPpal #hull19’s.”
TV show Rugby AM added their condolences: “Thoughts go out to the family & friends of Brad Parker & his friend Dan Maston at this sad time #RLFamily.”