In addition to her love of farming, Caitlyn Loane also loved football and played for the Devonport Football Club. The football club shared a heartfelt statement about her death on Facebook: “The Board, the members, players, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters of the Devonport Football Club convey our sincere condolences and warmest thoughts to Caitlyn’s family and friends, which, of course, includes her teammates in the DFC Senior Women’s team. The past week has put into context what really matters in life, and has reminded us all that football, as unifying as it is, is just a game after all. The priority of the Devonport Football Club at present is to provide an empathetic, supportive network to all associated with the club, with particular focus on those most affected by the tragic passing of Caitlyn” (via Women’s Health).
The sports organization also honored her memory by observing a moment of silence before their Men’s senior game (via Facebook). Loane’s friends also took to Facebook to pay their respects. One friend posted: “I will never ever forget the fond moments and memories we have together … All the late-night chats, late night drives, the cattle handling shows together” (via E!).
Another friend wrote that she had a “bubbly personality and a heart of gold” (via Women’s Health).