New football tournament in memory of Horsham man who died in crash

Danny Lucas
Danny Lucas

Young footballers have been invited to take part in a new tournament in memory of a man who died in a crash in Horsham in November.

Passionate football supporter Danny Lucas died after he was involved in a collision with a car on the A264 on Sunday November 1.

Floral tributes and a Liverpool football shirt were placed at the scene of the crash in the days after the 51-year-old’s death.

On Saturday May 28, Roffey Football Club will be hosting the first annual tournament for footballers in the under-11 and under-12 age groups.

In addition, his family has set up a memorial fund in Mr Lucas’ name - which will benefit grassroots youth football in the Horsham area.

Clubs will have the opportunity to apply to the fund to contribute to the cost of new equipment, training, membership subscriptions and more.

Organiser Toni Jeal said: “We hope that the local football clubs will support this tournament as they could be in need to come to the fund in the future.”

The tournament will raise money for his memorial fund.

Toni added that the tournament is looking for prizes to be donated for a bumper raffle on the day.

For entry forms, or for any companies wishing to advertise in the programme for the day, contact Toni on

Mr Lucas was a pedestrian when he was involved in the crash with a silver Mercedes-Benz at about 1am.

He was pronounced dead at the scene of the incident, which happened at the A264’s junction with Old Holbrook.

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