England Women’s Footballer Gemma Wiseman Found Dead Aged 33

England Women’s Footballer Gemma Wiseman Found Dead Aged 33 - The Hook news

Gemma Wiseman, a talented Team GB footballer who won a bronze medal at the World Deaf Football Championship, tragically passed away just days before Christmas at the age of 33.

Her body was discovered in woodlands near Norwich, with the medical cause of death given as ‘constriction of neck structures’. An inquest into her death has been opened, with a later hearing set for July 29.

Wiseman, who also worked as a teaching assistant, leaves behind her wife Laura and their three-year-old daughter. The family is described as being ‘devastated’ by her loss. In honor of Wiseman, a GoFundMe page has been set up, raising over £7,500, with tributes pouring in for the ‘kind and caring’ footballer known for her great sense of humor and ability to make friends easily.

“Gemma was a kind and caring person with a great sense of humour. Everywhere she went she brought laughter and energy with her and easily made friends with anyone who was lucky enough to meet her,” a statement on the fundraising site read. “Gemma leaves behind her devoted wife, Laura, and three-year-old daughter who are at a complete loss without her.”

Born on January 28, 1990, in Plymouth, Devon, Wiseman had a sparkling career in football. She took bronze at the 2016 World Deaf Football Championships in Italy, the 2013 Deaflympics in Bulgaria, and the 2011 European Football Championship for Team GB. Reflecting on her achievements, she once said, “My biggest achievement is winning Bronze in Italy and it was the best team. We gave everything in those games, and it meant a lot to all of us.”

Wiseman’s teammate Lucindha Lawson paid an emotional tribute to her, describing her as “one of the most wonderful human beings – funny, caring, and truly special.” Lawson shared memories of their time together, including their participation in various international championships and memorable moments off the field.

The football community and those who knew Wiseman are mourning her loss, remembering her not only for her achievements on the field but also for her vibrant personality and impact on those around her. Wiseman and her wife Laura were both champions of women’s football and supported young female players getting into the game. Wiseman’s legacy in the sport and her contributions to promoting disability sports will be long remembered.