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Tragedy as non-league footballer, 25, dies unexpectedly hours before match

Tragedy as non-league footballer, 25, dies unexpectedly hours before match

A non-league footballer has died in unknown circumstances just hours before a match.

Halifax Town FC released a statement this afternoon announcing Jordan Sinnott from Derbyshire had passed away.

The club posted on Twitter: ‘We’ve received terrible news that our former player Jordan Sinnott has passed away.

‘The circumstances are not clear and we’ll not be commenting further out of respect to Jordan’s family.

‘Our deepest condolences go to Jordan’s family at this extremely difficult time.’

Sinnott, a midfielder and the son of former Huddersfield captain Lee Sinnott, had been on loan to Matlock Town FC from Alfreton Town FC since August 2019.

Both Alfreton and Matlock FCs released statements on their Twitter pages earlier today that they would be postponing this afternoon’s games.

They cited ‘unforeseen and tragic circumstances’ as the reasons why.

Chairman of Alfreton Town FC Wayne Bradley posted on Twitter: ‘Apologies to all who have travelled to support at this game @GatesheadFC and @AlfretonTownFC.

‘Details of the circumstances will be released in due course.

‘Life has an ability to throw up many tests…….. it is just not a day to attempt to play football. Sorry everyone.’

Sinnott started out his career at Huddersfield Town before moving to Altrincham in 2015.

He played 57 games for them before moving to Halifax in 2016.

Sinnott played for Chesterfield until 2018 when he moved to Alfreton.

Steve Eyre, who coached Mr Sinnott at Huddersfield, wrote in a post on Facebook: ‘Rest in peace to my boy Jordan Sinnott. Like a Son, my Captain, great times spent at two clubs and a special time winning a league together.

‘God Bless you Son.’


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