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Sheffield Wednesday tribute plan after tragic sudden death of Daisy Young, aged 14

A minute's applause is being planned by Sheffield Wednesday fans after the tragic death of Daisy Young, aged just 14. Pictures: Google streetview / Jane Young
A minute's applause is being planned by Sheffield Wednesday fans after the tragic death of Daisy Young, aged just 14. Pictures: Google streetview / Jane Young

Thousands of Sheffield Wednesday fans are set to pay tribute to a 14-year-old girl after her tragic sudden death.

Devastated loved ones are trying to arrange a minute's applause from fans at the Owls' South Yorkshire derby against Rotherham on October 29, in memory of teenager Daisy Young, whose mum and grandfather are both Hillsborough season ticket holders.

Her devastated family found Daisy unresponsive in her room at the family home in Hoyland, Barnsley, on Thursday, just 40 minutes after she had been recording Tik Tok videos. She had been poorly recently, having suffered from a viral infection.

Daisy Young
Daisy Young

She was rushed to hospital, but the medical teams were unable to bring her round. Doctors are still trying to establish a cause of death.

Now there are plans for two separate tributes to her.

The first will be on October 21, this Saturday, when there will be a balloon release in her memory near her home in Hoyland. The balloons will be released at 6pm in the area known locally as the family shop and field, near West Street. All are welcome to attend.

That will be followed by the planned tribute at the Owls home match against Rotherham, with plans for a minute's applause after 14 minutes of the match.

Mum and dad Jane and Chris Young are on opposite sides of Sheffield's football divide.

Mum Jane, who along with her dad Paul Ogden is an Owls season ticket holder, said: "I'm a Wednesday fan, and Chris is a Blade. Daisy took the mick out of both of us over the years, but she loved seeing both teams doing well. She was happy to see both promoted.

"She would have loved to get a minute's applause at the match."

United fan Chris has even agreed to wear an Owls shirt on the day to support the minute's applause, which will be printed with the message: "Forever 14."

Daisy was one of nine brothers and sisters, and loved singing and dancing. She was a fan of the X Factor singer James Arthur. She used to enjoy filming herself on TikTok.

"She was outgoing, and absolutely loved her family," said Jane. "She would do so much to help people, but did not tell anyone about it. She was amazing, She was our everything."