A FOOTBALL club in Hereford has paid tribute to 13-year-old Kacper Biele, who died while on holiday in Skegness.

Kacper, who was described as a lovely boy and exceptional player, died after going into the sea in the Lincolnshire town during a family holiday.

Hereford Pegasus Football Club, based in Old School Lane, said Kacper had been in its youth set-up for eight years.

Chairman Kevin Bishop said the club had been informed of the devastating news that Kacper died in a tragic swimming accident, with emergency services searching for more than five hours until they found a body on Saturday.


Kacper was a member of the victorious under-14 team who won the league and cup double last season, he said.

"Despite playing up a year, he was an exceptional player for the team and had recently been selected for the Hereford Football Academy," he said.

"Kacper joined the club at the tender age of five and quickly developed into an excellent player, dominating games from midfield.

"Kacper was a lovely boy on and off the pitch, and a credit to his family and club.

"All at the club are devastated by the news and ask that the family, management and his teammates are given the time and space at this most difficult time."


Mr Bishop also said that the club will be holding a minute's silence and collection for Kacper at the FA Vase game on Saturday, August 27, where all are welcome.

Those funds will be in addition to a fundraising page set up by a family friend.

Donations are being accepted as the family wishes to fly Kacper to Poland.