Kids will do anything to get better in the sport they love but the case of Jordan Banks is simply gut-wrenching. The nine-year-old was having a one-on-one session at a playing field in Blackpool when he was unfortunately struck by lightning.

Banks was rushed to the hospital but did not make it. Now tributes are flowing for the nine-year-old, particularly from his team known as the Clifton Rangers Junior FC.

"Jordan was a Shining Light and an inspiration to everyone that he met. A strong, determined and courageous young man, who will be missed by everyone,” part of a statement from a club read.

The club plans to do whatever they can to help the family. The Clifton Rangers Junior FC will be working with the Football Association to try and put up some support for the grieving family.

Jordan was an inspiration to many and did remarkable endeavors. This included raising £2,500 by running 30 miles for a local mental health charity in honor of his Uncle who took his own life in 2018.

Tributes have been offered as the scene where Jordan was killed. Flowers were laid and a local church held services in honor of the little superstar.

Chris Campbell, the father of Jordan’s best friend CJ, recalled the unfortunate day. He mentioned how his son was having a one-on-one session at the field with the step-dad in the car at the time. It was Jordan’s way of continuously improving before the fortuitous event happened.

Spirit of Youth Junior FC also paid their respect to the nine-year-old. The club also played on the same field where Jordan was killed.

“Spirit of Youth is a family and we are entrenched in the local community, and we will give whatever support is required to both the family and to those that were with him at the time,” a statement read.

Representational image. Reuters

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