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Ava Azzopardi

Football

Australia

18 October 2021

Age:

14

Vaccination Status: 
Unknown

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.