The Association was formed in December 2006 by a group of enthusiastic volunteers. You can find the contact details of the current members of the non ex-players amongst the eleven strong committee on our contacts page and all committee members are pictured below (look out for them on matchdays – all will be wearing the membership badge)! At 16th September 2013 there are 219 Full Members (including Honorary Members), all former players or management of Coventry City FC and 74 current paid up Associate Members, 29 Honorary Associate Members plus our 15 Patrons. All are listed on our Members page. The Association’s main objective is to provide a forum for former players of the club to meet and communicate whilst at the same time enable the club and the supporters to recognise its former heroes.
- Former players of the club to be welcomed free at home games at the Ricoh Arena.
- Former players to meet their former colleagues at social and sporting events.
- The club’s supporters to meet the club’s former players.
Membership will be free to all former Coventry City first team players and managers.
Every full member will be allowed to attend home league games free of charge with a friend and use a hospitality lounge before and after a match.
The association organises tribute dinners, golf days and events to bring together the members. Other events such as informal fans forums and reunions are organised to enable the club’s supporters to meet and honour the members. Many of these events are run in conjunction with the football club.
The association operates financially independent of the football club and relies upon sponsors and fund raising to run its events. The football club however fully support the association and want to help greater recognition of the club’s history and heritage. At Legends Day on 27th March 2010 Joe Elliott of CCFC was presented with a 1960s shirt by his hero and Association Member George Hudson to mark his acceptance of our offer to become the Association’s Honorary Life President. At Legends Day 2012 Terry Yorath was introduced to the Ricoh crowd as our surprise 200th member.
The CCFPA Committee 2013: Pictured (top left to bottom right) Kirk Stephens; Jim Brown; Bob Eales; Mike Young; Billy Bell; David Beidas; Sandra Garlick; Frank Pritchard; Claus Bech Jorgensen; Dave Bennett; Dietmar Bruck and Bob Bromage. Our contact details can be found on our ‘Contacts’ page