Chairman’s message to our young players

I wanted to write to you because I know just how much you adored having Mickey as a coach.

When someone important in your life dies, there’s often a lot to take in. When someone dies, we may feel lots of different emotions, or sometimes nothing at all. And when someone dies suddenly, when we weren't expecting it, our feelings can be even more jumbled. You might be sad, OK, confused, scared, calm, anxious, angry. Maybe you have s

ome other feelings. However you feel, the important thing to remember is that you may experience loads of new emotions. This is a natural part of grief.

Most people who have had someone special die have good days and bad days. It's ok to have a cry and it's still ok to have fun sometimes. You don't have to be sad all the time and having fun doesn't mean that you love that special person any less.

Try to remember that you’re not alone - family and friends are there to support you. Try talking with friends or family or your team coach about how you are feeling. You could each share your memories about Mickey; maybe even laugh and cry together. But if you do need more help, don’t be afraid to ask.

The important thing to remember is that Mickey loved coaching you and being a big part of our Club. I know Mickey wants you - all of us - to play on and to have fun! We’ll soon be able to play football again and we’ll find lots of ways to celebrate Mickey’s life. Until then, if you have something you’d like our Club to do to honour Mickey, then do let me know.

I’m looking forward to seeing you back playing soon.

Paul Charles, Chairman

Stonesfield Strikers FC

You can view and add your own memories on the main Mickey Lewis page