18 October 2021
Heart attack and induced coma
Gold Coast Football community rallies around girl, 14, after suffering heart attack on field
A healthy and active Gold Coast girl who suffered a heart attack during a Football game has emerged from a coma, but is facing a long recovery. Ava Azzopardi, 14, was playing for Runaway Bay in the under-14/15s grand final against Magic United on Friday night when she collapsed on field, going into cardiac arrest.