Football St George is deeply saddened to advise the passing of one of our much-loved daughters, Dannielle Finlay-Jones.

Dannielle’s life was inexplicably cut short last weekend under tragic circumstances that shocked her family, friends, and the local football community.

First and foremost, our thoughts and prayers go out to her mother Jacky, father Graham, and brother Blake that have lost a beautiful daughter and sister in the prime of her life. Football St George offer our condolences to the family, work colleagues, students, teammates, and the wider football family that had the pleasure of knowing, playing with or against this incredibly special person.

The much-loved school teacher was a life-long dedicated football enthusiast who in 2019 was awarded a Life Membership and despite her young age, celebrated a special milestone of 25 Years’ Service earlier this year with her beloved Ramsgate RSL Football Club where she made an enormous contribution as a player, coach, volunteer and administrator.

Dannielle’s passion was progressing women’s football where she always wanted to make a difference and was actively involved with the Associations women’s football committee where she was able to contribute to growing the female participation in the game.

Dannielle was a well- known and highly regarded member and player of Ramsgate RSL FC, where as a tireless, unselfish and passionate member she continually strived and advocated for better opportunities so women of all ages and abilities could participate and enjoy our great game for the benefit of the entire football community.

DANNIELLE FINLAY-JONES Profile

 

Dannielle played for Ramsgate RSL FC her entire life from U6 1998 until All Age B 2022.

In the early years up to U12, she played in mixed teams with boys as there were no all-girl competitions.

Coached – 2022 U6 Girls, 2014 – 14 Girls B

Danielle attended Sylvania High School, graduating in 2009 and went on to complete her studies in the following:

  • Certificate IV Community Services
  • Certificate III Children’s Services
  • Diploma Children’s Services
  • Certificate IV Education Support
  • Graduate Certificate of Education (Autism)

Dannielle was a much loved member of the Ramsgate RSL FC Committee, where she held the Senior Vice President Women & Registrar positions.

In 2022, she was thrilled to achieve 25 Years Service with Ramsgate RSL FC and in 2019 proudly join her mother Jacky as a Life Member of the Club.

Football St George would like to pass on its deepest condolences to the Finlay-Jones family. We share the grief and loss with you as we remember her life and contribution to our community with great love and appreciation.