A large number of CCFPA members of all stripes were amongst the ecstatic 43,000 Sky Blue Army that turned over half of Wembley Sky Blue and saw Robins’ Raiders bring Checkatrade silverware back to Coventry 30 years after that memorable F.A.Cup win by the ‘Boys of ’87’. The cup should be back in the City in time for the Association’s 10th Anniversary Legends Day celebrations next Saturday (8th April). Then, we hope that the trophy will be on display (along with a replica of the F.A.Cup) to a joyous Ricoh crowd watching the Sky Blues ‘take on the Posh’ in the presence of over 40 former Sky Blues Stars of the Past (see separate news item tomorrow for who they will be).
There are many photos of the joyous occasion last Sunday on social media and elsewhere. We thought we would add to the photo album with a particularfocus on the CCFPA family before we concentrate on Legends Day itself. Amongst our main ‘snappers’ were CCFPA’s Richard Morris, Mike Young and Frank Pritchard and their work will be presented to you today and the next few days.
The Association and its guests filled up two blocs of almost 300 seats at Wembley and took two packed coaches down the M1 to the game. The coaches carried some famous CCFPA Former Players, CCFPA Committee, Corporate and Associate Members and various family members, friends and guests. One coach was (loosely) under the control of CCFPA’s Billy Bell and Sandra Garlick and the other of CCFPA’s Dean and Debbie Nelson. Billy’s coach apparently as the warmer of the two not just due to Billy’s jokes and singing we understand! Sandra took most of the photo on her coach presented here.
More highlights from other parts of the wonderful Day out follow from tomorrow on.