Walking Football Takes A Whitsun Break This Week

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Walking Football (Dietmar)Walking Football BedduthSBiTC Walking Football A5 1pp (print)SBiTC‘s Walking Football takes a Whitsun break this coming week on both its usual Tuesday slot at Bedworth Oval on 30th May and its usual Thursday slot two days later at St Finbarr’s Sports and Social Club in Coundon.

The  next sessions will be in another week’s time at Bedworth FC on Tuesday 7th June and in Coventry on Thursday 9th June 2016.

If you are a regular or a newbie you can tone up your footballing and fun prowess by joining CCFPA, Diamond Club and other Sky Blue supporting veterans along with a sprinkling of CCFC Legends later in June and onwards!

For more information about the sessions at both sites you can contact Sky Blues in the Community’s Health Manager, Hiedi Sloan (telephone: 02476 786 314 Text: 07813 455 531 or by email: hiedi.sloan@ccfc.co.uk). SBiTC can also be contacted at sbitc@ccfc.co.uk

A Happy Team Photo of the 'Walking Football' Participants Yesterday

A Happy Team Photo of ‘Walking Football’ Participants

CCFPA’s Sky Blue Legend’s XI Kicks Off at Bedworth Next Month

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Bedworth LegendsCCFPA Committee member Dean Nelson who is Match Secretary for the team tells us that the CCFC Legends XI will kick off their new season with a Charity fixture in June at Bedworth Oval next month. The game will be against Arena Tesco FC and will take place at the home of Bedworth United FC on Sunday 12th June 2016.

Its still early days yet, but the team managers Dave Bennett and Dave Busst (both Association members) have pencilled themselves in for the game and hope also to include the likes of fellow CCFPA members Lee Carsley, Dele Adebola, Marcus Hall, John Williams, Micky Gynn, Barry Quinn, David Phillips and Dietmar Bruck.

Both Dean and Dietmar’s work for Arena Tesco has facilitated the game which will be in aid of two charities Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation (though Dietmar has recently retired from his role as Community Liaison Officer for the Store).

Kick off is planned for 13:45pm and admission will be Adults £3 and Under 16s £1. Keep checking this site for further details of who will feature in the Sky Blues Legends team and whether Dean and Dietmar will be turning out for their opponents!

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A Legends XI at the Ricoh in 2013

Deano’s Next CCFC ‘Memory Maker’ Film Night Next month

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Dean Nelson

Dean Nelson

Film Night 2016CCFPA committee member Dean Nelson is holding another one of his popular Sky Blue themed Film Nights at Willenhall Social Club next month.

The event, which offers comprehensive video memories of all the Sky Blues best bits over the last half century (games, goals, saves and popular stars of the past), kicks off at 7.30pm on Friday 17th June 2016.  Entry costs only £3 on the door and, who knows, some of our CCFPA former players may turn up to help the audience to relive their Sky Blue memories!

All are welcome at Willenhall Social Club, Robin Hood Road, Coventry, CV3 3BB Telephone: 024 76303278

Happy 48th Birthday Sedge From All At CCFPA!

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CCFPA member and former Sky Blue star of the eighties Steve Sedgley is 48 today! The Association speaks for all Sky Blues fans in sending him our very best wishes for a  ‘Happy Birthday’.

Steve in the Sky Blue

A rare visitor to see us at the Ricoh, though he came as our match day guest back in 2012, Steve will have fond memories as a Sky Blue youngster of that fantastic 1987 F.A.Cup cup run of 1986-87 culminating in the momentous F.A. Cup final 3-2 extra time win over Tottenham Hotspur that May. Though he did not appear in the final (being on the bench), Steve was a young member of that victorious squad and made a couple of substitute appearances in the team’s earlier round wins at Stoke and Sheffield Wednesday.

Next season, of course, we will all be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the wonderful year for City and city. No doubt, Sedge will be looking forward to sharing the anniversary with many other members of that squad who still meet regularly, many of whom are CCFPA members – Dave Bennett is an Association committee member and club legend, Steve Ogrizovic is still at CCFC as their goalkeeping coach!

Born in Enfield on 26th May 1968, in fact, Steve started out as a Spurs schoolboy before signing for the Sky Blues on youth forms in October 1984, turning professional in May 1986 and soon made his mark as a hard-working and tenacious defensive midfielder. Whilst at Highfield Road Steve made a total of 103 first appearances scoring 5 goals and gained 10 out of his 11 Under 23 England caps.

Steve left City for White Hart Lane for £750,000 in July 1989. In a long association with Spurs (226 appearances and 11 goals) one highlight was another F.A.Cup winners medal (this time ‘fully fledged’) when Steve figured in the Spurs team that beat Forest 2-1 in the 1991 Final.  Moving on to Ipswich Town for £1m in June 1994 Steve clocked up 125 appearances and 18 first team goals for the Tractor Boys and then did similar good service for Wolves with 122 appearances (9 goals) from July 1997 up to the end of 2000 when he was forced to retire through injury.

Since hanging up his boots Steve has managed Kingstonian and, being a qualified EUFA coach, has coached Luton Town’s youth team between 2005-07 as well as subsequently working at Spurs as part of their public relations team. Happy Birthday, Steve.