Tributes have poured in following the news that a talented 16 year old footballer who played for the Cheltenham Town Hereford Development Centre team sadly passed away last week.

Cheltenham Town announced the news on their official website yesterday:

It is with the greatest sadness we announce the passing of one of our players from the Cheltenham Town Herefordshire Development Centre, Nathaniel Roberts, at the age of 16 from Swansea.

Nat became unwell last June and following a courageous battle against Leukaemia over the following months he passed away peacefully on Friday night with his parents at his bedside.

Our thoughts are with his parents, J.Mark, Wen and sister Isobel.

Since the news was announced, hundreds of tributes have been shared on social media. Here are a few of them….

Lisa Kedward: “Thoughts are with family, friends & in the football community!! RIP young man!! X”

Tracy Scotford: “Rip handsome boy, condolences to the family.”

Phillip Morris: “So sad to hear, condolences to his family, friends and the players in his team.”

Sam Hunt: “Absolutely terrible news, thoughts go out to all his family. RIP young man.”