Blacktown City’s long serving skipper Matt Lewis wrote another chapter in his illustrious career at Lily Homes Stadium as the 29-year-old surpassed Damien Foxe’s club appearance record of 304, notching up his amazing 305th game in the club’s Round 5 National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s clash against the Marconi Stallions on Friday evening.
It wasn’t to be on a winning note as Lewis and Co were outclassed by a hungrier Stallions outfit however the club did celebrate the skipper’s achievements in front of his family and friends.
“I’m super proud to make so many appearances for my one and only club, have had some of the best memories over the years and hopefully can still make a few more,” Lewis told Football NSW.
Having joined the 300 club in March earlier this year prior to the COVID-19 lockdown that was placed on all sports, the rebooted season gave Lewis yet another opportunity to break Foxe’s record – which he did.
A Blacktown City boy through and through, Lewis played his grassroots football at Parklea SC before joining his beloved club at the age of ten.
Apart from a brief stint in the A-League with Central Coast Mariners, Blacktown has been the only club that Lewis has represented and one he wouldn’t change for the world.
His professionalism and character are second to none and he has definitely risen to the level of being one of the most highly respected players in the National Premier Leagues NSW Men’s competition.
Football NSW would like to congratulate Matt Lewis on yet another wonderful milestone broken as he sets his sights in adding more appearances in the famous Blacktown City jersey leading by example week in week out.
Well Played Matty Lew!