Legends XI Get ‘The Old Nine’ at Atherstone!

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Legends XI at Atherstone

Legends XI at Atherstone

Coventry City Legends XI (containing several CCFPA members -in bold) won their annual charity match in Atherstone on Sunday last.

In an entertaining game (in memory of Paul Baddeley) which took place at Atherstone Town FC and raised funds for Macmillan Cancer Support the Legends XI ran out easy winners by nine goals to one. The Legends XI is managed by former Sky Blues David Busst and Dave Bennett – both played.

The team included former Sky Blue first team favourites Marcus Hall, Dele Adebola, Dave Bennett, David Busst, Lee Carsley and Barry Quinn as well three 1990s former CCFC reserve players, Gavin O’TooleScott Goodwin and Andrew Lovelock.

CCFPA committee member Dean Nelson is fixture secretary for the team and another committee member, Association Secretary Sarah-Jane Morris is also pictured

June Issue Of CCFPA’s Legend Magazine Off To the Printers

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Legend Headr

Newsletter editor CCFPA’s Mike Young has just sent off the copy for the next (end-of season) edition of the Association’s membership magazine “Legend” to our printers, Spectrum Print of Solihull. This will be the sixth in our Mark II full colour eight page format magazine and it comes out at the end of the unfortunately all too disappointing season marking the Club’s Ricoh return.

CCFPA Darker Logo 2012It is anticipated that a proof of Issue 18 of the magazine will be ready for approval very soon and the final version should be ready for publication in good time for delivery to all our members before the end of June, next month. Please note that this will be the last issue of this season’s set of three to be delivered automatically to our loyal subscribers (Associate & Corporate members) before we ask them to to renew.  Details of how to do so will be provided in the newsletter and on this site in due course together with an ‘Early Bird Offer’. Our Full members, of course, receive the magazine free of charge.

The June newsletter reflects on the past very challenging season and reports on the Association’s former player ‘special guests’ who have attended each home game this year. We also focus on our latest recruits and on the (sadly too many) former Bantams and Sky Blues who have passed away in 2015. The two page centre spread will remind us of Legends Day 2015 the first of the Association’s two major reunion events which gave us a memorable day in March. The newsletter comes just too early to cover the second event, Golf Day 2015 which takes place at Stoneleigh in just over a week’s time, and this will form the centre spread of the next newsletter (expected around August time) as the new Sky Blue season opens.  The coming June newsletter will also cover some of the ways in which CCFPA members have got involved in promoting health and welfare in the community and also some of the charitable events CCFPA’s former players have supported. We hope readers will enjoy it!

Look out for further news on the publication of the June issue of “Legend” on this site in due course!

Golf Day 2015 -10: Last 2 Tee Times Available: Act Now (The Baker Boys Are IN!)

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CCPFA Golf Day 2015 PosterOnly ten days only left to go before Golf Day 2015 tees off on Thursday 4th June 2015 at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club  (SDPGC).  CCFPA Organiser Frank Pritchard confirms that there are only the last TWO team places left out of the 22 available.  The very reasonable fee for each is £270 (for a team of three). Individual entry is still possible at £90.  If you want to join the illustrious teams already signed up to play with a former Sky Blue  drawn from the galaxy of former Sky Blue stars who will be there you must act quickly – deadline for receipt of your payment is close of play Friday June 29th 2015.

City players in action at Nuneaton June 2009

City players in action

Tee times are bookable from either the 1st or 10th hole starting between 11am and 1pm. The cost of entry includes tea or coffee and a bacon buttie on arrival, 18 holes of golf, a three course dinner, the Prize Presentation and plenty of entertainment and fun along the way. Please note that all cheques are payable to ‘Coventry City Former Players Association’ and they (or electronic payment) should be made via Linda Edmondson at SDPGC Coventry Road Stoneleigh CV8 3DR Tel. 02476 639991 x 1

Why not join the following and play with your heroes:- Askews Legal,BT Promotions, Buildbase UK, Coventry City London Supporters Club, Elite TherapyGould Landscapes, Grosvenor Casinos, Holbrooks Motors, IDP Group (Architects), Inspire Insurance, Scott Joyce Builders and Sky Blue Cowboys (the team of CCFPA committee member Dean Nelson) and one from CCFPA Associate member Michael Garlick. Solo players so far include Gordon Lillie and CCFPA chairman Jim Brown.

Golf Day 2013 Team  Photo

Golf Day 2013 Team Photo

Frank has confirmed that former Sky Blue Skipper Carl Baker will be there with his team, The Baker Boys and Sky Blue favourite and CCFPA committee member Claus Bech Jorgensen will be bringing a couple of teams representing his company  Unique Floorcare Ltd.

Apart from Carl and Claus we expect to see gracing the fairways and clubhouse Peter Billing, defending Buildbase Cup holder Andy Blair, Ken Brown, Dietmar Bruck, Dave Busst, Willie Carr, Paul Culpin, Dean Emerson, Ron Farmer*, Ian Goodwin, Bobby Gould, Micky Gynn,  Jim Holmes, Peter Hormantschuk, Lee Hurst, Mick Kearns, Graham Newton*, Steve ‘Oggy’ Ogrizovic, David Phillips, Kirk Stephens, Gavin Strachan, Ian Wallace, Noel Whelan, Andrew Whing and Bob Wesson

If you have any questions about Golf Day 2015 Linda Edmondson will be pleased to help or you can contact Frank on frankpritchard1@ntlworld.com. Both can supply you with an entry form it is quickest to download one by clicking on the link below:-


Come on – all we need is a brace of teams to make Golf Day 2015 a full house. Remember if you want to join in the fun you must act before close of play this Friday 29th!!

Legends XI on Duty Tomorrow in Atherstone

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baddeley atherstoneA team of Sky Blue legends will line-up for an annual memorial match tomorrow at Atherstone (Sunday, May 24 2015) kick off 2pm. CCFPA members Dave Bennett (who once played for Atherstone) and Claus Bech Jorgensen are expected to join other former Coventry City heroes like David Busst  Dele Adebola, Marcus Hall and John Williams in lacing up their boots once more for the game in memory of Paul Baddeley from the town who passed away in 2012 at the age of 48

Every year since Paul’s death his former colleagues at Profab Access Ltd  have remembered his life through a charity match at Atherstone Town FC’s ground at Sheepey Road. This year proceeds from the game will be going to Macmillan Cancer Support. Post match fun and refreshments including a raffle and disco will continue after the game at the Royal Legion Club in the town centre at Atherstone.

Why not join the Legends tomorrow afternoon or, alternatively, if you want to donate to the charity later you can contact Profab Access Ltd and speak to Helen Perry on 01827 718222.