Claus Bech Jorgensen
The Association is delighted to announce that CCFPA committee member Claus Bech Jorgensen will be once again this season performing the duties of the Association’s ‘special guest’. He will be turning out at the Ricoh this Wednesday night to see the Sky Blues take on Leyton Orient in what is surely a six pointer as far as staying out of the League One relegation zone!
Claus last served in this capacity as our inaugural special guest of the season for the return of the Club and team to its Ricoh home in September (after the CCFC’s exile of more than a year in Northampton). Claus’ appearance was particularly appropriate since, memorably, Mr Jorgensen scored the first ever goal at the Ricoh when the Sky Blues kicked off against QPR at its new ground in August 2005. Claus saw the Sky Blues memorable 1-0 victory over Gillingham last September in the game watched by a gate of over 27000 and possibly millions at home on SKY TV. Let’s hope Claus can once again bring inspiration to the Sky Blues team as they seek to capitalise amd build on on last Saturday’s impressive 1-0 away win at Peterborough United.
Claus will be remembered as a combative forward who came from Bradford City in August 2003. An international for the Faroe Islands, Claus clocked up over 60 appearances for the Sky Blues scoring six times. He moved to Blackpool in 2006 and thence to Port Vale. Since hanging up his boots Claus has been developing his media and business careers and is proprietor of a local company Unique Floorcare Ltd (one of CCFPA’s Corporate members) which offers bespoke floor surface treatments for both commercial and industrial clients. Earlier this season he was also asked back to work for Coventry City Football Club’s Academy as a coach (part-time 3 nights a week & Sunday mornings) taking special responsibility for the Under 14 age group (though he will help out in the other age cohorts as necessary). He looks to help the Sky Blues Academy develop its already great reputation in providing an essential conveyor belt of young talent from youth football all the way to League Football, but will also seek to enhance the link between the Club’s younger players and their veterans, passing on essential skills, knowledge and insight.
Claus regularly attended Sky Blues games prior to last season at Sixfields and has done so again since the Club’s Ricoh return and joined CCFPA’s committee in October 2011. He will also be doing matchday analysis during the game for BBC CWR as well touring the corporate areas at the Arena before and after the game. We also expect he will be able to meet the fans on the stage of Lady Gs in the G-Casino after the game. Thanks Claus!
We also hope to see many other Former Player ‘regulars’ present at the first home game since the wonderful Legends Day 2015 reunion which most of them attended including, we hope, the likes of Ron Farmer, Lol Harvey, Brian Nicholas, Peter Wyer, Micky Gynn, Dave Bennett, Peter Hormantschuck, Bob Wesson, Kirk Stephens, Ian Goodwin, Dietmar Bruck, Bill Tedds, Gordon Simms, Ken Brown, Marcus Hall and Paul Culpin, so look out for them around and about the Legends/ First Floor Lounge!