By Rhonda Richards | In General
After months of designing and planning, Micah Richards’ Official Website was finally launched at the City of Manchester Stadium as friends, family, club staff and representatives from the media joined the youngster at the glitzy affair.
Thought of as a means of giving fans of the powerful defender an insight into the life of Micah inside and outside of football, the evening, held in the recently refurbished Boardroom Suite of the Colin Bell stand, saw a number of presentations on various aspects of the youngster’s work.
The website will be regularly updated with match reports of City games, Micah’s own view on the previous fixture, details on the youngster’s forthcoming autobiography, as well as blogs and updates on the community work the Leeds-born defender takes part in.
As well as explaining the lay-out of the website itself, the audience were shown a short documentary on the work that Creative Co-operation, the charity of which the England international’s father Lincoln is a trustee of, is part of in Ethiopia.
A charity raffle was also held throughout the evening to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and Creative Co-operation, seeing prizes donated by partners for the evening such as Selfridges and Thomas Cook, with youngsters from City’s Live4City scheme helping Micah to select the winners.
To cap off a successful evening, Micah’s sponsor, Adidas, provided each guest with a specially-designed replica shirt.
An enjoyable night was had by all, with Micah inviting many of his life-long friends and family to the black-tie event, sharing stories from the 20-year old’s youth, while outlets such as Sky Sports and the Daily Telegraph were also in attendance.
On the launch, Micah told MicahRichards.com: “It’s brilliant to see the website online at long last, and a lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to get it all ready for the launch.
“It meant a lot to be able to celebrate the launch with friends and family, as well as figures from the media who I have worked with in recent years, and it was fantastic to have so many people there.
The reason for me wanting to have my own site is to connect with my fans on a more personal level, giving them a chance to ask me questions and let me know what their thoughts are on my career so far.
“I can also give greater coverage to the charities I’m involved with, all of which do an amazing job for the various issues they look to support.”