• Volleyroo player Georgie Rowe has died in a car crash in South Australia (Volleyball Australia)Source: Volleyball Australia
Young Volleyroo star Georgie Rowe died on the weekend after she was involved in a car crash in South Australia. Volleyball Australia released a statement on behalf of the 22-year-old's family.

21 Jun 2016 - 3:39 PM  UPDATED 21 Jun 2016 - 3:40 PM

"Volleyball Australia is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Volleyroo Georgie Rowe, a valued member of the Australian women’s volleyball team and the wider volleyball community.

The Australian men’s volleyball team will observe a one minute silence before Sunday’s World League match against Italy as a mark of respect for the life of Georgie Rowe, a tremendous friend and teammate of many in Australian volleyball.

The following is a statement from Georgie’s family.

It is with great sadness and loss that Georgie Rowe passed away on Saturday June 18 following a severe car accident.

Georgie's passion was Volleyball and she achieved success at all levels including playing for the Australian Women's Volleyball team. Her family has been overwhelmed with support from so many people, not the least being the Volleyball community. She was so driven and determined and had a presence on the court, whilst having a kind and quiet personality.

She inspired so many and will be greatly missed.

Peter, Fiona and Tom Rowe"

Zela is saddened by this devastating loss and expresses its condolences to Georgie's family and the volleyball community.