Tributes for Qld goalie who died at match


Tributes are flowing for a young amateur soccer player who died after collapsing during a match in Queensland on the weekend.


Blackstone United Dragons goalkeeper Robert Carpenter (25) collapsed just after 1.30pm on Saturday at the Eagles Sports Complex in Mansfield, south of Brisbane.

Mr Carpenter was treated at the scene by paramedics but later died at Princess Alexandra Hospital.

A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the incident was a "medical case", meaning Mr Carpenter's condition was not brought on by an injury.

His sister Melanie Fryer posted on Facebook that her brother died doing what he loved.

"This will be a massive shock to many, and please help and guide us through this trying time," Mrs Fryer said.

"May you rest gently and quietly. I love you my big brother."

Team chairman Jeremy Bruce posted on Facebook the club's thoughts and prayers were with Mr Carpenter's family, friends and teammates.

"We ask that you continue to uphold the family in your prayers as they come to terms with the loss of a son, brother and mate," Mr Bruce said.

Blackstone United Dragons are part of the Queensland Christian Soccer Association, which encourages games to be played on days other than Sunday.

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