Tribute to 'popular and intelligent' Scarlets fan who died after collapsing in rugby training
The parents of the teenager who died after collapsing in rugby training have paid tribute to their "intelligent, popular and sports-mad" son.
Owen Morris, aged 13, collapsed during a warm up jog before a training session with Llanishen RFC under 14's on Monday, September 2.
He was taken to University Hospital Wales by his father and his rugby coach where he underwent treatment in the paediatric intensive care unit. Despite the best efforts of hospital staff, Owen sadly passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
A statement released by Owen's parents, Dr Roger Morris and Dr Mel Morris, said the family "will miss him for every second of every day."
The Cardiff High School pupil was an avid fan of the Scarlets, Liverpool FC and was a season ticket holder with Cardiff City FC.
Owen was a keen and talented footballer having represented Ty-Celyn from age 7 and attended the UWIC football academy. Owen played at full back for Llanishen RFC under 14's and was a member of Cardiff Golf Club.
The statement continued: "Owen's bright and sunny personality will be sadly missed by his family, friends and teachers at Cardiff High School.
"His laugh and infectious smile will be fondly remembered by all who knew him."