A MOVING tribute has been made by the father of a teenager who died after suddenly collapsing while playing football.

Nathan Foley, 17, was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital last Friday afternoon from Great Marlow School's playing fields in Bobmore Lane, Marlow.

But despite the intervention by Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance he could not be saved.

The sixth former appears to have suffered a cardiac arrest during the game with friends.

James Foley, Nathan's dad, released the following tribute on behalf of himself and his other son Liam, 19, who was also a Great Marlow School pupil.

It read: “Nathan was a truly unselfish lad who always had time for others. He had many friends and had many interests but his passions were music and football.

“He had a developed sense of humour and he had a social and moral conscience which was why he was planning to read psychology and criminology at university. “He had a bright and wonderful future ahead of him. Words simply cannot express how utterly broken both Liam- Nate’s elder brother- and I are at this very sad and tragic time.

“He passed away suddenly doing what he loved most- being with his friends and playing football. We have been utterly overwhelmed by all the very kind messages of support from many people- friends and neighbours in addition to his friends and the staff of Great Marlow School. “The actions of his friends- in spite of their own grief and their fortitude has been a real comfort and I hope and am certain that they will go onto achieve great things.”

“We have asked that instead of flowers, donations can be made to the charities below.”



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