GD Minus 7: Golf Day 2015: Entry Deadline Tomorrow!

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CCPFA Golf Day 2015 PosterLess than a week 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 we are almost full.  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 (£270 for a team of three. Individual entry £90) is close of play tomorrow Friday June 29th 2015.

Book one of the last remaining tee times from either the 1st or 10th hole starting between 11am and 1pm! Your payment 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

Act Quickly Please. Contact Linda or Frank on if you have any questions. An entry form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below:-



No CCFPA Committee Meeting In June

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CCFPA Darker Logo 2012CCFPA Committee members are reminded that, as agreed at the last meeting, given the proximity of Golf Day involving many committee members, it will not be appropriate to hold a meeting next month.  Therefore there will be no June committee meeting on Thursday 4th June as would be usual but the July 2015 meeting is expected to take place as normal on the first (2nd) or second (9th) Thursday of the month.

Vice Chairman Billy Bell will inform members of the date of the next meeting in due course. In the meantime committee members will, as usual, expect to communicate any urgent matters requiring discussion or attention via email and/or telephone. An announcement of the date and broad agenda for the July meeting will be made on this site in due course.

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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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!