Rugby Star Elli Norkett, Dead at Age 20

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Elli Norkett Killed in Car Crash

Elli Norkett, 20, was killed when her car collided with another in Neath Port Talbot, south Wales early last evening. The driver of the other vehicle, a 42-year-old woman, and a 12-year-old passenger were taken to a nearby hospital. Neither suffered life-threatening injuries.

Ellie Norkett Youngest Player in Rugby World Cup, 2013

Elli Norkett death

Her family released a statement through South Wells Police, “Elli Norkett was a kind-hearted and caring 20-year-old final year student at Cardiff Met University studying sport development. In 2013 she was the youngest player in the Rugby world Cup and had gained four Welsh senior caps at the age of 17. Elli also represented Wales at Sevens and was selected for the Great Britain Students Sevens.

On the club front she was proud to represent Swansea Ladies and the Ospreys. At Cardiff Met she played in two BUCS finals at Twickenham and wanted to pursue a career in coaching the game she loved. Elli was loved and valued by many and has touched the hearts of all her family and friends due to her kind nature and endearing personality.

“The family wish to be allowed to grief in peace at this at this extremely distressing time.”

A statement was also offered by the Welsh Rugby Union, the spokesman called her a “talented, dedicated player and popular team-mate.”

Police are investigating the circumstances of the collision.