Colwyn Bay FC recently announced that their under-16 academy goalkeeper passed away.
Teenager Elgan Jones “suddenly passed away earlier today (March 15)” the club said in an online tribute.
Young North Wales Goalkeeper, Elgan Jones, 16, dies "suddenly" COLWYN Bay FC has announced
A cause of death was not given…
— Dr. James E. Olsson (@DrJamesOlsson) March 16, 2022
Tip of the iceberg past two weeks. Devastating. Presented without comment.
Young North Wales goalkeeper, 16, dies suddenly in 'truly heartbreaking' losshttps://t.co/WRGU5E1mIg
Belgian cyclist Cédric Baekeland dies aged 28 following a heart attack in Mallorca
— Walter M Chesnut (@Parsifaler) March 27, 2022
Funeral date set for 'beloved' young goalkeeper, 16, who died suddenly at home – North Wales Live https://t.co/aL3N2QVt4Z
— D G (@big_Gman1) March 26, 2022
Colwyn Bay FC posted a tribute on their Facebook and Twitter pages that read:
“It is with extreme sadness that we announce that Colwyn Bay under-16 academy goalkeeper Elgan Jones suddenly passed away earlier today.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with all Elgan’s family, friends, team mates and coaches. As a club we will do all we can to help and support them all.”
Sincere condolences from all of us here at Wrexham. Rest in peace, young man. ❤️
— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) March 15, 2022
Devastating news. Our thoughts are with Elgan's family, friends and all at the club.
— Cardiff Met Uni FC (@CardiffMetFC) March 15, 2022
North Wales Pioneer noted the social media tributes that poured in for Elgan:
Tributes poured out from members of the public across social media, with fans and clubs alike sharing their condolences for the tragic loss.
Bill Abbott said: “I’m shocked to hear this news, Elgan was a valuable member of Bangor City under 16s until recently and the nicest of lads. Condolences to Wyn and family at this sad time. RIP Elgan.”
Alison Bishop wrote: “Such tragic news for someone so young from an U16 academy goalie mum. My thoughts are with the family.”
The tragic loss of this young footballer is a heartbreaking reminder of several teenage basketball players to suddenly pass away in the United States.
There’s an obvious question that must be asked about these shocking deaths of young athletes.
Did the teenagers take the experimental COVID-19 shot?
Given the cardiac-related side effects, it should be the first question asked in an investigation.
But many people still live in denial and won’t ask this question.