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It is with further sadness, after the two very recent deaths of MCSFA Life Member, Bryan Hughes, and Everton FC scout, Sid Benson, the tragic death of ex-MCSFA county girls' player, Zoe Tynan. Zoe (ex-Calderstones School student) represented Merseyside with distinction at under-14 and under-16 levels between 2010-2014, going on to represent the English Schools' FA national under-15 team in season 2012-13. Zoe was a very talented player. Her friendly and positive attitude towards others was an example to all. She will be terribly missed by everyone who knew her.

Her death has been well documented in the press and media over the past few days. A minute's applause will be held in her memory at every Women's Super League and Premier League match this weekend (3/4 September).

The MCSFA sends its heartfelt sympathy to Zoe's family and close friends at this extremely difficult time.

It is with more sadness to hear of the death (after a short illness) of Sylvia Gore MBE - the first player to officially score for England Ladies in 1972 against Scotland. She played over 100 times for England and was inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame. Sylvia always supported grass roots football and helped pioneer, through work with local school football associations and personnel, girls' football in schools in the 1990's.
Sylvia's funeral will be on Friday 23 September, 12 noon, at Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Church, West Street, Prescot, L34 1LE - followed by interment at St Helens Cemetery. Reception will be held at Ruskin Drive Recreation Centre, St Helens.
Rest in peace, Sylvia.