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The NPL Football Academy has received the news that degree student Nathan Preston has tragically passed away from cancer.

The Sutton Coldfield Town student joined the programme in September 2017 to become one of our first degree students and excelled both on and off the pitch last season, passing his first year on the course and being one of the Royals’ star performers where he was nominated for ‘Player of the Month’ in September/October and trained with the first team at times during the season.

An NPLFA spokesman added “We are deeply saddened and shocked to have heard the news that Nathan has passed away on Thursday. Nathan joined us in 2017 as on of our first ever degree students and progressed well both on and off the pitch. He was a lovely young lad and he made an impact in our programme and at Sutton Coldfield Town FC in the short time he was with us. He will be truly missed by all and we send our thoughts to his family and friends”

Everyone at the NPL Football Academy sends their condolences to Nathan’s family and friends and his passing will be marked with a minutes silence at all MatchWeekTwo games next week.

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