The family and friends of Micky Lewis, and all of us here at Oxford United, have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support for him since the announcement of his death this weekend.
It was not only that Micky was just 56 when he died that led to such an emotional reaction it was the fact that whoever he met, whatever his role in football, he made time for everyone. Micky was a one off. Genuine, kind, a brilliant coach and a someone whose enthusiasm lit up any room.
His legacy will be huge: he is not only a legend at both Oxford clubs, United and City, he also coached hundreds of aspiring footballers at clubs such as Stonesfield Strikers as well as in his role as Oxford University coach.
So many people asked how they could make a donation to help support Micky’s family and make sure that his family is looked after.
Financial support is wonderful but so many people loved Micky: even in normal times there is nowhere in Oxfordshire that would cope with the crowd wishing to attend his funeral. A Memorial game right now wouldn’t work either while crowds are limited.
Therefore an agreement has been reached and Firoz Kassam has offered Micky’s family the use of the Kassam Stadium for a Memorial game.
A provisional committee already exists but a formal group will be put in place and a game will be organised, once Lockdown is over, in which former team mates, colleagues and those he coached will be able to come together one last time to commemorate Micky’s remarkable life in front of what we hope will be a full house.
We appreciate that these are tough times for everyone but urge fans to show their support for the Lewis family via the Go Fund me page HERE