Bodden Town footballer collapses, dies

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A 20-year-old football player inexplicably collapsed Tuesday night during practice in Bodden Town.

Gerome Graham, a long-time Bodden Town Football Club team member and a one-time member of the Cayman Islands national team, was taken to hospital by ambulance and has since been pronounced dead, according to Sports and Health Minister Mark Scotland.

“I’ve known Gerome since he was a little boy,” said Mr. Scotland, who has been involved with the Bodden Town Football Club for the last 25 years. “He’s never had any health problems, that I know of.”

Mr. Scotland said he had been contact with Mr. Graham’s family and had passed along his condolences. The health minister said he had received no reports as to why the extremely fit, 20-year-old man had suddenly collapsed on the pitch which is located next to the Bodden Town Police Station.

“I know Gerome extremely well, and he’s one of the fittest members of the Bodden Town team,” Mr. Scotland said of the midfielder.

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Gerome Graham during a football match in February 2012. Photo: Ron Shllingford


  1. Its so sad for a person so young, athletic, sweet most caring to leave so soon.

    Your gone but will never be forgotten.

    Class of 2009 June 23, 2012 is going to be our 3rd year out of school :'(

    My Condolences to Gerome’s Family, Friends Classmates.

    Will always love you miss you :'(