Charles Bolt and Reece van Sertima Wiki – Charles Bolt and Reece van Sertima Biography
Charles Bolt, 20, and Reece van Sertima, 20, died in separate incidents, leaving Maidstone United Raiders, a disabled team, reeling from losses. Mr. Bolt tragically lost his life when his Ford Fiesta overturned and landed on a barrier on the Sittingbourne-bound road in Kent at around 4:25 am. on Monday, June 12. His fatal accident followed the death of his teammate, Mr. van Sertima, after he was struck by a truck in October. Mr. Bolt captained the team for a memorial match against a team from his local pub in memory of Mr van Sertima, in which he was awarded man of the match. Both young footballers enjoyed success with the club, being crowned champions in the county disability league first division gold.
Charles Bolt, 20, and Reece van Sertima were 20 years old.
Tragic death of two teenage footballers from the same club in horrific crashes barely months apart
Lorraine Humm, director of disabled football at Maidstone United Raiders, said: “The Raiders are like family and we were all devastated when we heard the news. The last time Charles played for us was at a charity game in memory of Reece van Sertima, a teammate of his who we lost last October. On behalf of the club we organized a floral tribute that I brought to his funeral. It was based on the Maidstone shirt he wore during that charity match in April. Everyone connected with the Raiders sends love and best wishes to the Charles family. We will always be here for them.’