Young Football Star Nicholas Lowden Dies at Age 23
ADELAIDE, South Australia – The Australian football community is mourning the sudden passing of rising AFL star Nicholas Lowden at just 23 years old.
Lowden, an Adelaide native, was considered one of the most promising young players in the South Australian National Football League (SANFL). The 6’4”, 86kg ruckman had quickly made a name for himself with his athleticism, skills, and football IQ that defied his young age.
In his short but accomplished career, Lowden played 22 matches for the Norwood Football Club, helping lead the Redlegs to victory in the 2022 SANFL Premiership. He kicked 6 goals in the Grand Final against Glenelg, earning praise from coaches and fans. Lowden’s breakout 2022 season earned him All-Australian honours.
According to Norwood teammates, Lowden had an infectious enthusiasm for Australian Rules football. He brought energy and humour to the locker room. On the field, he impressed with his maturity, resilience and leadership capabilities.
Lowden’s sudden passing has shocked the football world. The Adelaide Footy League and Norwood Football Club released statements expressing condolences. Fans have created makeshift memorials with flowers, footys and Norwood scarves outside his hometown stadium.
The details around the cause of Lowden’s tragic death are still unknown. His family, including his parents Jenny and Sam and sister Emily, are asking for privacy and respect during this difficult time. A memorial service is being planned to celebrate Lowden’s life and career.
At just 23, Nicholas Lowden was on the rise as one of South Australia’s most exciting young talents. His passing leaves a void in the AFL community. However, his talents on the field and his passion for footy will not be forgotten.