‘Legend’ being Printed prior to Distribution to our Members

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Legend Sept HeaderEditor Mike Young has given approval to our printers, Spectrum Print of Solihull to go ahead and print this month’s new edition of the CCFPA’s Members newsletter. This is the latest edition of our full colour eight page magazine and the first of this season. It is anticipated that Issue 19 of the magazine will be returned ready for publication in the next few days.

CCFPA Darker Logo 2012As usual, it is packed full of news, views and reports of what we have been up to since the last issue in June and focusses in a centre double page spread on the wonderful Golf Day 2015 at Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club earlier this summer. We demonstrate that your Association has been busy during the close season and making plans for season 2015-16.

As usual, we contain news of the doings and sayings of our Sky Blue members, coverage of some of the charitable events our former player Legends XI have supported and a section on the health and welfare activities we also help to promote. There is also a Bookshelf feature and we remember one member of the ex CCFC playing family who sadly has passed on to ‘Sky Blue heaven’.

Watch out on this site for news of when ‘Legend‘ is being sent out to all our Full, Honorary, Corporate and Associate Members. We hope you enjoy reading it!

CBJ Suspects Shrimpers Should Succumb to Sky Blues Tonight

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Claus Jorgensen action2CCFPA would like to remind readers that tonight’s ‘special guest’ for the Sky Blues’ important match with Southend United is CCFPA committee member Claus Bech Jorgensen. He will be hoping to see the Sky Blues develop their ‘Fortress Ricoh’ mission for this season with a third home win in a row from the start of the season, last achieved in 1989. Then, under gaffer (and CCFPA member) John Sillett the Sky Blues beat Everton (2-0), Manchester City (2-1) and Luton (1-0) at Highfield Road.

Claus Bech JorgensenOf course, Claus is part of club history having scored the first ever Ricoh goal after 10 minutes when the Sky Blues defeated QPR at its new ground in August 2005. The other scorer (Dele Adebola) and the Sky Blues gaffer Micky Adams at the time are also now fellow CCFPA members.

Claus will also be doing matchday analysis during the game for BBC CWR as well as touring the supporters lounges at the Arena before and after the game. We also expect he will be able to meet the fans on the stage of Lady Gs in the G-Casino after the game. CCFPA looks forward to many members and fans joining CBJ to make up a great ‘Ricoh Roar’ to back a Sky Blues home winning treble tonight!

CCFPA September Committee Meeting Upcoming

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CCFPA Darker Logo 2012The Association committee meeting for September will take place at 6 p.m. in Lady Gs in the Ricoh Arena on  Thursday 3rd September 2015. An agenda and minutes of the last meeting will be circulated to committee members by secretary Sarah Morris.

Business will include consideration of liaison arrangements with CCFC; the special guest programme for the next few home games; news of new members of all types and renewals; an update on Association finances; confirmation of the provisional date of Legends Day 2016; Consideration of opportunities for other Association events during the rest of the season including Celebrity Waiters Night in Earlsdon on Thursday Nov.12th; CCFPA website readership data; Commercial and corporate developments; Welfare matters; consideration of the next official CCFPA newsletter due imminently; as well as A.O.B.

If committee members have not yet communicated agenda items to the Vice Chairman or Secretary can they please do so urgently.

CCFPA Could Be Waiting On You In November!

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Waiter 4 compositeCCFPA is holding a fun-filled “Celebrity Waiters Night” in aid of Association funds Early in November but you will have to act quickly if you want to be involved as places are becoming booked up even this early!

The enjoyable event will take place at Millsy’s Cafe Bar & Bistro (20, Earlsdon St., Coventry) on Thursday 12th November 2015.

Waiter 3 Kirk & BillyIf you book to join us you will find that your waiter is likely to be a former Coventry City playing star, ably assisted by well known local business woman, CCFPA committee member Sandra Garlick. As an organisation completely independent from CCFC and run entirely by volunteers CCFPA relies on subscriptions from our loyal associate and corporate members and income from advertisers/ sponsors and also from events like this. Funds generated from these sources support all our activities including this website, our members’ magazine and reunion events like Legends Day every March and Golf Day every June. All we do supports links between the club’s former players and their fans and helps us protect and promote the history and heritage of the football club for past, present and future members of the Sky Blue family.

Enjoy a welcome drink, canapés and a three course meal (*menu below) served by your CCFPA waiting staff plus interviews, an auction and raffle and much other entertainment at this fun packed evening. Proceeds from this evening will be for CCFPA funds. As you can see from the photographs past dinners have provided lots of fun and entertainment involving the likes of former players Kirk Stephens, Dave Busst, Peter Hormantschuk and Dave Bennett and CCFPA vice chairman Billy Bell (as m/c)

Waiter 1 KirkExpect to see some of these former players involved again plus other stars of the past (we will reveal in due course) when they have confirmed they will be waiting on table for your delight and edification.

The cost for the evening’s entertainment which kicks off at 7.30 pm (the meal begins at 8pm) is a very modest £40 per head. As numbers are limited, payment must be made to secure your place; you need to move quickly if you want to take part!

If you require further information on the event or would like to go ahead and reserve a spot (or a table) please contact CCFPA’s Sandra Garlick on 024 7699 8055 or via email on sandra@demarcobusinessadvisors.com. To book electronically please send your payment to CCFPA

Sort Code: 30-96-20 A/c No: 00742803 Ref: CW [Your Name] Please email Sandra to confirm your electronic booking

For further information on the venue you can contact Millsy’s Cafe Bar & Bistro, 20 Earlsdon Street, Coventry, CV5 6EG Tel. 024 7671 3222.

We would love you to join us in the evening’s fun and games!

The Planned Menu is:

(V=Vegetarian option)

On Arrival

Canapé and Prosecco Royale to be served as guests arrive

Starter

Pancetta and wild mushroom tart, peppery rocket. (exclude pancetta. V)

Main Course

Grilled chicken supreme, fondant potato, seasonal vegetables, garlic and Parmesan herb cream sauce

(Spring vegetable risotto, grilled goats’ cheese, Pecorino and truffle oil. V)

Dessert

Limoncello cheesecake, ginger biscuit base and crushed raspberries

Thanks to John Coles for use of the photos (www.johncolesphotography.com)