COLWYN Bay FC has announced that their under-16 academy goalkeeper has died suddenly.

The club announced the tragic news on Monday afternoon that teenager Elgan Jones has sadly died. 

A club statement said: "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.

"We please ask that the family’s privacy is respected at this truly heartbreaking time."

Various football clubs also shared their condolences.


Llandudno Supporters wrote: "There's just no words. Thoughts are with his family and team-mates."

Airbus Academy added: "All from Airbus offer their condolences. Very sad news. Thoughts are with his family." St Martins Football Club said: "Condolences from all at St Martins Football Club."