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Minutes silence in memory of footballer James Moorfoot

Following the tragic death of Langtoft AFC player and Hornsea School teacher James Moorfoot last Saturday, Players, officials and spectators from football teams across the East Riding will hold a minutes silence before their respective games tomorrow (Saturday 18th February)

As reported in this week’s Driffield and Wolds Weekly, James, 28, collapsed on the pitch during his side’s East Riding County League Division Four fixture against Hedon Rangers 3rds at Rudston Playing Fields and despite paramedics attending the scene, he sadly passed away.

In a statement released last Sunday, Langtoft AFC said: “We are currently trying to come to terms with the tragic and and sudden passing of James. We are numb with grief.

“James had a contagious energy and humour which lit up a room and will be dearly missed by so many.

“We can seek the smallest solace in the fact that James passed away doing what he loved, in the village he loved, surrounded by people who loved him.

“We cannot thank enough the emergency services and the players of Hedon Rangers Football Club, who worked so bravely to save James.

“At this time all of our thoughts are with James’ family.

“Everyone associated with Langtoft Football Club, past and present, sends their love and condolences at this difficult time.”


Langtoft AFC 2016/17 team pictured in October.



James was a teacher at Hornsea School and in a statement from the school’s acting headteacher, Mr S Ostler, said: “It is my very sad duty to inform you that James Moorfoot, a teacher of English at our School, collapsed and subsequently died whilst playing football on Saturday afternoon.

“Our thoughts are with his family, friends, colleagues in the English department and his partner at this most difficult of times.

“Our students and colleagues are being offered support through the services of employees of East Riding Council who are trained in bereavement counselling. I am grateful to the local authority for enabling their services to be available to our school.”

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