A young footballer has died after collapsing during an FA Youth Cup game in Nottingham.
Dylan Rich, of West Bridgford Colts, was taken to hospital in an ambulance after he reportedly suffered a suspected cardiac arrest and was treated with a defibrillator during his team’s match against Boston United on Thursday evening.
His “devastated and heartbroken” club announced on Sunday that Rich had died following the incident.
A statement from West Bridgford Colts read:
“It is with great sadness that, following the events of Thursday evening, we have to announce the tragic passing of Dylan Rich.
“This news has left everyone involved with our club devastated and heartbroken.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents Mike and Anna, his sister Lucy and 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.”