Holy Trinity principal encourages STGC after loss of Manning Cup player

September 23, 2016
In this file photo Jordan Foote poses with his high school football coach Devon Anderson.
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer Medical personnel attend to St George's College player Dominic James on Tuesday.
Gladstone Taylor/ Photographer St George's sixth former Dominic Wilson mourns the loss of school mate and friend Dominic James.

Margaret Brissett-Bolt, the school principal who helped Holy Trinity High School handle the loss of former player Jordan Foote, wants to advise parents and school administrators to "communicate openly and share fond memories", which, in her view, will help the school community cope with the sudden passing of footballer Dominic James.

The Manning Cup team captain collapsed within five minutes of the kick-off and was later pronounced dead at the University Hospital of the West Indies on Tuesday.

"We as teachers and parents have to reach out to help and be there for the parents of Dominic through their time of grief," Brissett-Bolt said.

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"This to me is a hard loss because it is so sudden. He was the captain of the team, and to see him fall down in a game will be hard for his teammates and the school," she added.

"It's hard. Talk about it with each other, and don't be quiet. Don't keep it inside. Encourage the students and his teammates to talk and share their memories, and not keep it inside," she told STAR Sports.

The Holy Trinity principal said her school was still dealing with the loss of Foote, noting that his picture was still in her office, and revelling that they are hoping to have a gym named after him.

"It's not forgotten at all. We are hoping to have a gym named in Jordan Foote's honour," she pointed out.

The Holy Trinity principal was among other Corporate Area- based principals and their students who turned out to pay tribute to James at the Holy Trinity Cathedral on Wednesday.

Brissett-Bolt had the tough task of rallying Holy Trinity to come to terms with the loss of former Flow Super Cup standout Jordan Foote, who battled bone cancer. Eventually had an amputation. He then succumbed to the dreaded disease.

Foote had led the unheralded Holy Trinity to the Flow Super Cup final in its inaugural season in 2014.

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