|Junior DIan, pictured, collapsed and died while playing in a friendly football match for a non-league club|
A young man collapsed and died on a football field while having a trial for a non-league club. Junior Dian, 24, collapsed during the second half as he played for Kent-based Tonbridge Angels at Whyteleafe FC in Surrey last night. Efforts were made to revive him by two physios who were at the scene, along with two paramedics who attended the ground.
|Mr Dian, 24, was playing for Tonbridge Angels in Kent when he collapsed during the second half of the game|
|Tonbridge Angels released a statement last night expressing sympathy to Mr Dian's family over his death|
|Former QPR boss Harry Rednknapp expressed sympathy to Mr Dian's family on his Twitter account|
The player, who was a trialist at Tonbridge Angels, was transferred to St George's Hospital in Tooting, south-west London, where he was declared dead early this morning. As the club's flag flew at half mast and as flowers began to be left at their ground, Tonbridge Angels chairman Steve Churcher spoke of the side's loss.
The club said: 'Junior was associated with the club for only a very short time but in that time he became part of the Angels family and it is therefore right that we are all able to pay our respects to this young footballer who sadly is no longer with us.' The club said those affected by the tragedy could approach the club chaplain Neil Durling for counselling.
|The club will hold a one minute's applause during this weekend's match against Gillingham FC in tribute|