club statement

It is with great sadness that, following the events of Thursday evening, we have to announce the tragic passing of Dylan Rich. 

This news has left everyone involved with our club devastated and heartbroken. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his parents Mike & Anna, his sister Lucy & Dylan’s family, friends and teammates.

The club would like to thank everyone within the Colts and wider football community for the hundreds of heartfelt messages and thoughts that we have received over the past few days.

The Club will provide all the support it can to those players and club officials impacted by this tragic event, but for now there are no further words possible, and we ask everyone to respect the family’s privacy at this incredibly difficult time.


  • Posted September 5, 2021 3:58 pm 0Likes
    by Bruiners family

    Though not part of West Bridgford FC, we want to pass on our condolences to Dylans family. Shocking, sad and too soon.

    • Posted September 5, 2021 5:04 pm 0Likes
      by Chris Needle

      Tragic news. Sincere condolences from all at Newark Brazil to the family and all at your club.

      • Posted September 5, 2021 7:03 pm 0Likes
        by James Donnelly

        Sending thoughts and prayers to the club and the lad’s family and friends. On behalf of the Leicester City fans, RIP Dylan.

    • Posted September 6, 2021 8:56 am 0Likes
      by Princess Goodwin

      So terrible to read this – from anyone who is a physio it’s a shocking thing to happen “on your watch” – massive love and condolences to the family from myself, my club, and all the physio family x

    • Posted September 6, 2021 9:58 am 0Likes
      by CruMCFC

      Heartbreaking. Total condolences, love, and undying respect and prayer sent to you from all Manchester City fans. RIP Dylan. This is utterly tragic and devastating. He will not be forgotten x

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:10 pm 0Likes
    by Matt kemp

    How sad sending our heartfelt condolences

    All our love
    Hastings United fans

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:12 pm 0Likes
    by Simon Burgess

    On behalf of the Bromsgrove and District Football League, we are so sorry to hear this awful tragic news. Thoughts with every single person in the club and Dylans family. RIP

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:14 pm 0Likes
    by Chris

    To the family and wider West Bridgford Colts family, I’m so sorry to read this, much love at a time when words are worth very little x

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:32 pm 0Likes
    by MattAshdown

    Sending heartfelt condolences to Dylan’s family and all at West Bridgford Colts from Matt Ashdown and all at Beeston FC u18’s

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:36 pm 0Likes
    by Michael Pugh

    This is so so sad. My heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP Dylan x

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:41 pm 0Likes
    by radford64

    Heartfelt sympathy to the family of the poor lad

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:51 pm 0Likes
    by Josh Mooney

    Sending thoughts and prayers to everyone at the club and his family and friends ❤️

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:56 pm 0Likes
    by Deborah Miles

    Salisbury Baptist Church has been praying for you all and will continue to hold Dylan’s family and friends in prayer.

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:56 pm 0Likes
    by Carl Dickinson

    Absolutely devastating news. Our thoughts are with the family and all involved with the club at this very difficult time. From all at Underwood Villa U18s

  • Posted September 5, 2021 4:57 pm 0Likes
    by mick yates

    Awfully sad news, condolences to all this young man’s family, friends & your football club.

  • Posted September 5, 2021 5:04 pm 0Likes
    by Wollaton Hall and Bramcote FC

    Really sorry to learn of this awful news. Our sympathies are with Dylan’s family, friends and you all.
    If we can offer any support, please get in touch.

  • Posted September 5, 2021 5:05 pm 0Likes
    by Stephen Spencer

    What dreadful news, all our love and thoughts are with all involved.

  • Posted September 5, 2021 5:11 pm 0Likes
    by Carl Alvey

    Condolences to all his family and friends from a football dad and a coach for Sherwood fc

  • Posted September 5, 2021 5:15 pm 0Likes
    by JANE

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family at this sad time love from everyone at Clifton Allwhites xxxx❤

  • Posted September 5, 2021 5:39 pm 0Likes
    by Andrew Taylor

    Such sad news… My deepest condolences go to all of Dylan’s family and every associated with West Bridgford Colts..
    RIP Dylan.. ❤️❤️

  • Posted September 5, 2021 5:42 pm 0Likes
    by Lynda Mountford

    This is so tragic, a life so young just taken in the blink of an eye. Condolensces to all the family, friends & club members of Dylan Rich. R.I.P 🕊🕊🕊🕊

  • Posted September 5, 2021 5:52 pm 0Likes
    by odette brightmore

    so sorry to hear this sad news

  • Posted September 5, 2021 6:08 pm 0Likes
    by Chris white

    Sending our deepest condolences to the club and especially Dylan’s family & friends from all at East Leake Bantams

  • Posted September 5, 2021 6:20 pm 0Likes
    by Harvey

    Rip, sending my condolences to everyone affected. 🙏 👼

  • Posted September 5, 2021 6:28 pm 0Likes
    by Anonymous

    I can’t imagine what the family must be feeling it’s truly a heartbreaking event. May he rest peacefully 💔🕊

  • Posted September 5, 2021 6:29 pm 0Likes
    by Wayne Hawkins

    Love to you all at this awfully difficult time from everyone at Cumnor Minors Football Club Oxfordshire

  • Posted September 5, 2021 7:05 pm 0Likes
    by Mark wrenn

    Having 3 lads over the years that have played wbc , I find this so heartbreaking may I wish everyone who loved and grew up with this youngman my condolences ,
    The wrenn family

  • Posted September 5, 2021 7:35 pm 0Likes
    by Gary Sipson

    So sorry on hearing this devasting news, sending thoughts and prayers to Dylan’s family, friends and everyone connected to the club. Love from Retford United U11’s

  • Posted September 5, 2021 7:45 pm 0Likes
    by Carla Brown

    From us all at Newark Town Football Club our thoughts and prayers are with you all. X

  • Posted September 5, 2021 8:26 pm 0Likes
    by Michael Dewhurst

    Our heartfelt condolences to Dylan’s family, friends and the colts team he was involved with.
    A life that has been taken too soon. Deepest sympathy
    The Dewhurst family ❤️

  • Posted September 5, 2021 8:58 pm 0Likes
    by Mark Davidson

    Our deepest condolences to Dylan’s family, friends and all at WBC. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    Mark Davidson
    Chelmsford City Youth F.C

  • Posted September 5, 2021 9:00 pm 0Likes
    by Phil Horvath

    From the US soccer community our sincerest condolences and sympathies on your loss.

  • Posted September 5, 2021 9:21 pm 0Likes
    by Habibe

    I’ve just seen this on twitter and am in shock. Played against WBC many times when I was a kid. So feels like this is a loss for the whole Nottingham football community.
    My condolences to Dylan’s family and all those associated with him. Sorry for your loss may Allah bring you all peace x

  • Posted September 5, 2021 9:29 pm 0Likes
    by Stephen Hopkins

    Such sad news. Sincere condolences to Dylan’s family , friends and teammates. From Port Vale supporters xx

  • Posted September 5, 2021 10:42 pm 0Likes
    by Ian Walker.

    Heartfelt condolences. 😢❤️

  • Posted September 5, 2021 10:49 pm 0Likes
    by Nevaeh Arms

    On behalf of Walsall fans,rip dylan thoughts and prayers go out to your family and teammates

  • Posted September 5, 2021 11:16 pm 0Likes
    by Louis

    Sending heartfelt condolences to all of Dylans family and friends. RIP Dylan X

  • Posted September 6, 2021 2:41 am 0Likes
    by Kerry

    RIP Dylan . Another young life taken too soon. My 13yr grandson died from a cardiac arrest in June this year. My heart goes out to the family. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you need to talk to someone who knows your grief x

  • Posted September 6, 2021 7:33 am 0Likes
    by Linda Thompson

    I’m only a newcomer to the area. I just wanted to pass on my condolences to Dylan’s family, friends and mates. The loss of any life is sad but losing a child so young is devastating. My thoughts are with you 😔

  • Posted September 6, 2021 10:59 am 0Likes
    by Andrew Leivers

    On behalf of Ruddington Village Colts U18s – RIP Dylan – Sending our heartfelt condolences to Dylan’s family, our thoughts and prayers are will you at this difficult time.

  • Posted September 6, 2021 12:56 pm 0Likes
    by James McCann

    Rest in peace mate x

  • Posted September 6, 2021 1:09 pm 0Likes
    by Adam Silver

    such tragic news, passing our condolences to all his family and friends plus everyone involved with your club from everyone at Redbridge FC

  • Posted September 6, 2021 6:02 pm 0Likes
    by Dave Green

    Condolences and thoughts are with you all.

  • Posted September 6, 2021 6:42 pm 0Likes

    My condolences to family,friends and any one else effected by this tragedy.

  • Posted September 7, 2021 2:36 pm 0Likes
    by John Hopkins

    Being a defibrillator engineer, I know the importance of having these at every grass root level of sport.
    My grandson is 17, named Dylan & has just joined a football academy. We are both heart broken by yet another sad loss to such a young life playing the sport he loved.
    We send our condolences to all his family and friends.
    Hopkins family

  • Posted September 13, 2021 8:44 am 0Likes
    by Andrew

    I only heard this news while watching Forest last night and I’d like to pass on heartfelt sympathies to Dylan’s family, friends, your club and everyone involved. It must be devastating. 17 is way way too young, just as you are blossoming into adulthood. From everyone I have spoken to in our little corner of Northern Thailand

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