“You were taken from our family way too young, during your first season here at Greyhound,” the club said in a statement.

“Ever since your first training session, you made an impact with your impressive handling skills and carries and loud, confident manner making sure everyone knew that you were around.

“You would laugh and joke with us, and get really involved with the team and we’ve lost our star catcher from kick off.”

The statement added: “Chelsie you will be sorely missed by us all and training/games won’t be as bright without you.

“We are sending our heart felt condolences to all of your family and close friends, as we can only begin to imagine the great loss they are feeling.

“Shine bright up there and look down on us when we take to the pitch again and play for you.”

The thoughts of all at North Midlands RFU are with Chelsie’s family, friends and team-mates at Greyhound.