A schoolboy footballer collapsed and died during a Manning Cup game at Stadium East, St Andrew, today.

The player, Dominic James, who is the captain of St George’s College, went down about five minutes into the game against Excelsior High School.

football22He was rushed to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An emotional Neville ‘Bertis’ Bell, coach of St George’s College, confirmed the death of the player.

“This has never happened to me before in all my years of coaching,” Bell said.