Condolences after ‘tragic death’ of ex-JFS student while playing football

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Condolences after ‘tragic death’ of ex-JFS student while playing football

Nick Stanley, 33, from Chigwell, suddenly collapsed before playing football at Kantor King Solomon School, Ilford, on Monday

Kantor King Solomon school in Ilford
Kantor King Solomon school in Ilford

Tributes have been paid following the “tragic death” of a young man, who collapsed before playing football on Monday.

Former JFS pupil Nick Stanley, 33, married to Jemma, from Chigwell, is thought to have passed away before the match at Kantor King Solomon School in Ilford.

Today, the school issued a statement expressing its “deepest condolences”.

It said: “We are aware of the tragic death of a young man on Monday 3rd June. He was taken unwell while playing football at a private letting in the school grounds.

“He was taken to hospital by ambulance and sadly later died. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends. We also commend the efforts of the young first aider who attended whilst waiting for the ambulance to arrive.”

“Our thoughts are with the family at this time.”

JFS headteacher Rachel Fink also paid tribute to Nick, who was a business development manager at GSL education.

She said: “We are all deeply saddened by the news of Nick’s tragic passing.  Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”

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