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TG mourn death of head coach

Published:Saturday | June 13, 2015 | 6:00 AMShayne Fairman
Alvin Shaw

Tivoli Gardens Football Club and the local football fraternity reacted with shock yesterday to the death of head coach, Alvin Shaw.

Shaw, 45, died from a suspected heart attack, along the Chancery Hall Road, in St Andrew, yesterday morning.

According to reports Shaw was driving his car to a gym, when the vehicle came to a halt near an embankment, after he fell ill.

The Jamaica Football Federation (JFF), in a press release, expressed sadness at the passing.

Alvin, an Advanced Level Two certified coach, was not only among the first set of coaches to do our courses at the JMMB/JFF/UTech Coaching School in 2009 but was also a top performer. He always expressed a desire to learn more and develop his craft. He was a promising coach who had much to give the sport," the JFF release said.

The club's Facebook page stated: "Today is a sad day for the management and staff of Tivoli Gardens Football Club, as we mourn the loss of our coach Alvin Shaw."

Club president, Edward Seaga, told The Gleaner: "We are all shocked."

Meanwhile, the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) also paid tribute to the coach.

"We are truly saddened by his (Shaw's) passing and our prayers are with you his immediate family, friends and the Tivoli Gardens community," the PLCA said.

At Tivoli Shaw was an assistant to former head coach Glendon Bailey for five seasons. He also coached at Campion College.

He returned to Tivoli in 2013 and had been in charge for the past two seasons.