November 21st, 2011
Gone Too Soon: Little Luca Jones
Images: REUTERS/David W Cerny, via tumblr.
A minute’s silence was held prior to Melbourne Victory’s league fixture vs. Perth Glory this weekend, after it was announced that Luca Jones, son of Socceroo’s goalkeeper Brad Jones (above), had passed away.
Luca, who was five-years-old, had been battling leukaemia for eighteen months. He was diagnosed just prior to the Australian NT’s 2010 World Cup campaign, causing his dad to abandon his dream of playing in a major tournament and race to his side. At the time, Brad was playing his league soccer for Middlesbrough but has since moved to Liverpool.
Please join us in sending our deepest condolences to Brad and his partner Dani at this difficult time.