Llanishen Rugby Club teenager died during training

A teenage boy has died during a rugby training session in Cardiff.

Llanishen Rugby Club says it will hold a minute's silence following the death of Owen Morris, who trained with its under-14s team.

Club chairman Bryn Wilde: "It's a tragedy for someone so young doing something he loved to do and looking forward to the next season with all of his friends.

"It is really shocking, it's a tragedy for his parents and for his coaches."

'Completely devastated'

The club will hold a minute's silence at its games this weekend in memory of Owen, who was a pupil at Cardiff High School.

A spokesman for Llanishen Rugby Club added: "He had been with Llanishen rugby since under-8 age group and was a popular, well-liked and integral part of the under-14 team this season.

"The whole club especially the players, coaches and all parents of the under-14s, are completely devastated by this tragic event."

A Cardiff council spokesperson said the school had learned of Owen's death "with great sadness".

"We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends and will provide support to them and fellow pupils," they said.

"The family has asked that their privacy is respected at this extremely sad time."

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