Former Wolmers and Oberlin high 'baller collapses and dies

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The Wolmer's Boys' and Oberlin School communities are now in mourning, following the sudden death of former student athlete Calvin Kelly who collapsed suddenly and died while playing a game of football on Sunday.

Kelly, who went to Wolmers for sixth form from Oberlin, represented Wolmer's in football and was a member of the Super Cup-winning Wolmer's team in 2016.

Cardiac arrest is suspected but no autopsy has yet been conducted to ascertain cause of death.

Wolmer's Boys' High school football head coach Alex Thomas had been the assistant coach during the successful Super Cup championship run of 2016. Kelly was a first team member of the team that lifted the cup by clipping Cornwall College 1-0. The team eventually lost to Jamaica College in the Manning Cup finals that year.

"Kelly was the starting left back at the time. He had come to Wolmer's from Oberlin High and he spent lower and upper sixth at Wolmer's. He was jovial, humble, easygoing and got along well with his peers. He wasn't afraid to come and ask for help if he needed it. He didn't get a scholarship to go overseas, and he wasn't in the local Premier League but I had heard he was trying to go overseas to continue his studies," Thomas said.

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