New Wembley Sky Blue Song For Wembley Out

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CCFPA’s Sarah,Dietmar &Andy at the recording

Further to yesterday’s post, the official video of the new Sky Blue song especially written for the EFL Trophy Final is now available on You Tube.

Keeping The Dream Alive” has been written by Coventry song writing duo Steve and Heather Taylor, who wrote City’s 1987 FA Cup Final song “Go For It” and is backed by the Coventry Music Museum, CNS Sport and the Coventry City Former Players Association. several members of CCFPA were involved in the Sky Blue choir that backed the main singers!

The song should be available on ITunes now and to see the video, please click here https://youtu.be/AoVys3TpT6E

Scottish Legends Take The Lead At 10th Anniversary Legends Day: Willie, ‘Wally’, ‘Hutch’, Roy, & Quintin Will Be There!

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Willie in the Sky Blue

Ian’s Sky Blue Brown

Tom Hutchison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Roy in the Sky Blue

Quintin ‘Cutty’ Young

 

Just over a fortnight to go to our our 10th Anniversary Legends Day 2017 reunion and replies  to our official invite to the Association’s Former Player membership are flooding in to CCFPA HQ. The event on Saturday 8th April at the Sky Blues home game with Peterborough United is shaping up to be a another great one!

An all Scottish team at Legends Day 2013 with (L-R) Willie Carr; Ian Wallace; Colin Stein; Gerry Baker; Tom Hutchison & Quintin Young

First, we can reveal that, once again, there will be a strong contingent from North of the Border. We hope for a new version of the Legends Day photo of a few years ago above. Sadly Gerry Baker is no longer with us (and we are still to hear from Colin Stein). However, the other Sky Blue heros in the photo, Willie Carr, Ian Wallace, Tommy Hutchison and Quintin Young have confirmed their attendance as well as popular former captain Roy Barry! The Sky Blue Song should therefore be sung particularly lustily at Legends Day 2017.

Already 35 FPs have indicated they intend to turn up with more acceptances coming in all the time and we will be releasing the full list of Sky Blues stars of the past in the coming days. Keep checking back on this site for further news as the big day approaches!

CCFC have put together a special package of hospitality if you wish to ‘dine with the Legends’

The package costs £69 +VAT per person. (Season Ticket holders can upgrade at a discounted cost of £59 +VAT). Tickets for Children Under-12  are £34.50+VAT.
 
For further details or to book for your places alongside the Legends against Peterborough on 8th April next, please call 02476 99 1987 (option 2) , book online here, or email hospitality@ccfc.co.uk.
 
In any event, all the usual fun and games will on tap for Sky Blues fans – pitch parade of Legends before the game, Legends ‘around the Ricoh lounges’ and a mass sing-song and banter with CCFPAs Billy Bell in Lady Gs after the game.

Cov Over 50s: If You Leave Now You Can Join Walking Football At St Finbarrs

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SBiTC Walking Football A5 1pp (print)SBiTC’s Cov based Thursday Walking Football continues later this morning. If you are over 50, why not join us and get those extra winter pounds trimmed and meet the happy band of senior footballers at St Finbarr’s? (Thursday 23rd March 2017)?

St.Finbarr’s Sport & Social Club is based at 303 Holbrooks Lane, Coventry CV6 4DG where the sessions are run this and every Thursday. The sessions are designed to offer gentle but competitive exercise for the over 50s and start before 10.30am running through to around noon. All it costs is £3 (including hot and cold refreshments). So, if you want to come, look sharpish, dust off  your old football boots/trainers and get along to St Finbarrs!

Assorted CCFPA Members & Sky Blue Shirts!

Assorted CCFPA Members & Sky Blue Shirts!

Brucky still dazzles

Brucky still dazzles

CCFPA full members including the likes of Dietmar Bruck, Ron Farmer, Ken Brown, Bill Tedds, Ian Goodwin, Dave Bennett, committee members Dean Nelson, Billy Bell and Frank Pritchard and a number of Associate Members can often be found amongst the participants and supporters at the sessions (at least 30 regularly turn up usually including a few newbies!), so why not join the regulars?

Walking 21-1-16e

Defenders await a Walking Football Tackle

The Walking Football scheme has proved so popular that if you can’t make Thursday sessions there is a brand new opportunity at St Finbarrs every Monday or another regular event locally too in Bedworth every Tuesday held at Bedworth Town FC’s Oval ground (both same time and cost).  These friendly events are run by CCFC’s Sky Blues In The Community run by former Sky Blue defender (and CCFPA member) Dave Busst and have always been supported by the Coventry City Diamond Club, Coventry City Former Players Association  and Covsupport News Service and their members.

Ken & Frank: Walking Football Stalwarts

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

‘Special’ Stuart Sees Sky Blues Score Success At Last

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‘Harry’ Charles & Stuart Engage with Sky Blue Fans before the game (with ‘the Boys of ’87’ looking on)!

Stuart Giddings our newbie CCFPA ‘special guest’ at the Sky Blues’ League One game against Port Vale last night certainly brought CCFC good fortune! Not only did the Sky Blues get their first win (at the fourth attempt) for new gaffer Mark Robins against our fellow relegation strugglers but they managed their first double of the season after beating the Valiants in the Potteries back in October.

Stuart & Clive On Air

(With current CCFC squad player Charles Vernam accompanying him) Stuart toured the supporters’ lounges at the Ricoh prior to kick-off and was quizzed by fellow CCFPA member and club host Brian ‘Harry’ Roberts (a fellow member of the ex defenders club) about his time as a young player with the City (2004-08).

The Sky Blues showed much more grit, application and enthusiasm than in previous games recently and deserved the win through a ‘goal of the season’ contender from Kyel Reid and a cheeky back heel from Kwame Thomas. The result should have been more clear cut and familiar defensive frailties cost a goal with a quarter of an hour left as the Sky Blues held out in a nervy finish.

As the game unfolded Stuart assisted the BBC CWR live matchday commentary team from the Ricoh Press Box and helped Clive Eakin and Geoff Foster make sense of the Sky Blues improved play. After it was all over and most of the fairly modest but relieved Ricoh crowd had dispersed CCFPA’s Billy Bell entertained the Sky Blue faithful from the stage of Lady Gs at the Arena engaging in a bit of banter with Stuart together with some serious stuff about the club’s situation and the evening’s events.

Thanks Stuart for doing such a great job on your first attempt and look forward to you repeating the engagement with us before too long. As a ‘Cov Kid’ we know you will be at Wembley on April 2nd supporting the lads and also hope to see you back at the Ricoh for our 10th Anniversary Legends Day on April 8th!

Thanks to CCFPA’s Frank Pritchard & Stuart Morris for the photos!