A TALENTED footballer who played for a Herefordshire development team has died aged 16.

Nathaniel Roberts played for the Cheltenham Town Herefordshire Development Centre, who play at Broomy Hill.

Nat, from Swansea, 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," said Cheltenham Town in a statement.