A young footballer has passed away after suffering a medical emergency during an FA Youth Cup match.
West Bridgford Colts Player Dies After ‘Emergency’ in FA Youth Cup Game
Local Club Suffers ‘Devastating’ News
The match, between West Bridgford Colts and Boston United, on Thursday, September 2, had to be abandoned due to the incident.
Any supporters in attendance at Regatta Way in Nottingham were asked to leave immediately.
Today (September 5), West Bridgford Colts have confirmed that their player Dylan Rich sadly passed away after the incident.
The young man leaves behind a sister, Lucy, and his two parents, Mike and Anna.
A statement released by the club this afternoon reads: “It is with great sadness that, following the events of Thursday evening, we have to announce the tragic passing of Dylan Rich.
— West Bridgford Colts FC (@wbcoltsfc) September 5, 2021
“This news has left everyone involved with our club devastated and heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents Mike & Anna, his sister Lucy & Dylan’s family, friends and teammates.
“The club would like to thank everyone within the Colts and wider football community for the hundreds of heartfelt messages and thoughts that we have received over the past few days.
“The club will provide all the support it can to those players and club officials impacted by this tragic event, but for now there are no further words possible, and we ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy at this incredibly difficult time.”
Dylan was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham after the incident.