Lovingly known as the ‘safest pair of hands in the North East’, Dominyka Podziute, a former Newcastle and Hartlepool Women’s goalkeeper suddenly passed away on Wednesday. No cause of death has been announced yet.
Fellow teammates from the Newcastle Women’s side were devasted by Podziute passing, posting heartfelt messages on Twitter.
‘Dom was a much-loved member of the squad during her time at the club, and will be sorely missed across North East football.’
‘Our thoughts are with Dom’s family and friends at this difficult time.’
Podziute had recently joined Chester le Street Town from Hartlepool United, with the Northern League Division 2 side confirming the news.
“It is with deep sadness that we have today learned that Dominyka Podziute who recently signed for our Ladies section @CLSTladies1 from Hartlepool United Women @Official_HUWFC has sadly passed away, Thoughts and condolences are with her family and playing colleagues at this time.”