Parents of Wansford boy, 9, injured in bus fall thank people for support

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The parents of a nine-year-old boy who is in a critical condition after falling from a bus have thanked people for their support.

Sebastian Goold from Wansford was travelling with team mates from Stamford Rugby Club from a mini-rugby tournament at Holt, north Norfolk, at 3.45pm on Sunday, when he fell from an exit door on the coach, sustaining serious injuries.

He remains in a critical condition at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge.

Today (Tuesday) his parents, Nick and Tracey Goold, have released the following statement:

“We would like to pass on our gratitude and thanks to friends and associates at Stamford Rugby Club, and to the wider rugby family, for their well wishes and prayers at what is a deeply distressing time. We have received further messages of support from lots of other people, wishing Sebastian well, and these too have been gratefully received.

“However our focus, at this time, remains on keeping a vigil at Sebastian’s bedside and we ask that we are left alone to deal with this as a family.”

Chairman of Stamford Rugby Club Neil Jolly said in a statement released yesterday: “Stamford Rugby Club has been devastated by the tragic accident to one of its mini rugby players on the way home from the Holt Festival in Norfolk on Sunday.

“Seb Goold has critical injuries and is receiving the best treatment possible at Addenbrooke’s Hospital , Cambridge supported by his family.

“Our thoughts are with Seb and his family and we all pray that his condition improves soon, we are all deeply shocked at what has happened and many messages of support have been received from the Rugby community throughout the region.”