Tributes have been paid to Australian footballer Heather Anderson who died ‘suddenly and unexpectedly’ on Monday, November 14 aged 28.

Former Adelaide Crows footballer Heather Anderson said: “The Adelaide Football Club is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of Premiership player Heather Anderson.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.”

In a separate statement, AFLW boss Nicole Livingstone added: “Words cannot express the deep sadness amongst the AFL and AFLW community at this time. Our sincerest condolences are to the Anderson family.

“On behalf of the AFL, I would like to express my deepest compassion to Heather’s family, friends, and colleagues.”

Ms Anderson, known for wearing pink headgear so her vision-impaired mother could spot her on the pitch, played eight games as the Crows won their maiden premiership by beating Brisbane 4.11 (35) to 4.5 (29) in the Grand Final.

However, she dislocated her shoulder and eventually had to undergo career-ending surgery.

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