Cov Kid’s Company Becomes next CCFPA Corporate Member

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NSL Automotive Components2NSL (Automotive Components), which is run by Mick Parsons, a life long Coventry City fan, is a city-based re-manufacturer of steering products and brake calipers for the automotive trade. Named after his three children Noah, Scarlett and Lilly, NSL was launched in August 2013 and already the firm has trebled turnover and is growing apace. Mick is a ‘Coventry kid’, who put his ‘life and soul’ into a school project about the Sky Blues when he was a teenager and now wants to put something back into the Club he loves.
Mick has also quite recently become the Club’s first ‘Active Ambassador’ – a new initiative – devised by CCFC chief executive Steve Waggott (working alongside Sky Blues in the Community, CCFPA, the Supporters Consultative Group, and the Sky Blues Trust, aiming to help community engagement and generate ring-fenced funds for manager Steven Pressley (a CCFPA member) and his team to draft in new young players into the Club’s development squad. He is sure that joining both the Active Ambassador scheme and our own Corporate Membership scheme will help raise the profile of the company as well as helping to fund the next generation of Coventry City stars and link them to the stars of the past.
Mick is quoted as saying:
“I’ve been a supporter since the age of four when my great granddad, granddad and dad took me to my first game. I am sure it was against Everton. I’ve now got three children of my own and they are starting to go to games too so the club is important to me and my family. I think my favourite era was when we had players like Dublin, Huckerby, McAllister, Chippo and Hadji. In fact, I even did a school project about the club when I was 13 because we had to look at our hobbies and interests and Coventry City meant everything to me. I put my heart and soul into the project and one of the teachers organised for me to go down to the training ground to meet Gordon Strachan and the players – it was the day Darren Huckerby signed so it was really exciting.”
NSL can be contacte via Phone (02476 443944); Fax: 02476 447144; or Email:
Their website more details of their activities.
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If you want to join NSL as our next Corporate member you can see the considerable benefits of the £150 per annum membership and learn how to apply by clicking on ‘Join Us’ (top right above) or if you have any queries about what it entails, please contact CCFPA committee member Sandra Garlick on 024 7699 8055 or via email on She will be also able to send you an application form with information about electronic payment (or by cheque).


Exasoft Join CCFPA as a Corporate Member

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Exasoft-Logo-OnlyThe Association is pleased to confirm that yet another local organisation, Exasoft plc has joined our existing Corporate Membership. CCFPA thanks the Coventry based financial software services  company and its founder and MD Alan Malik for supporting the work of the Association and becoming the fifteenth in our team of recruits to our corporate membership scheme. Alan was originally one of the Association’s Patrons as well as being for a time one of CCFC’s Associate Directors and Director of the former CCFC Asia initiative. Alan is also an immovative entrepreneur being CEO of two more technology companies ‘bit10′ and most recently ‘f2uni’

Formed in 1993 (Plc 2005) and a past winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, Exasoft is primarily involved in supplying software products to the financial services sector. Their specialism in financial services is based around providing software to meet compliance requirements and more recently they have moved into front-end sales tools. The company prides itself on producing solutions that are both innovative and fit for purpose and all their development is done within the UK.

The company’s customer list is extensive and includes high street banks, building societies, life assurance companies, IFA networks, auditors, outsourcers, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). The company ethos is to provide first-rate systems that are ‘better by design’, helping customers to meet and exceed their business requirements.

The company is located at 1, Innovation Village, Cheetah Road, Coventry, CV1 2TL. Its telephone contact details are 0845 130 2100 (UK based calls)  and (World) +44 2476 230880. They can be contacted by email at and much more information is available at their website

The company joins the following high qua;ity and well respected organisations in gaining the benefits of Corporate Membership:-

Active Construction, Askews, Brett Martin Daylight Systems, Buildbase, Century PR; De Marco Business Advisors; Elliott’s Car Accessories, Inspire Insurance, Past Heroes Ltd, Ping, Shortland Horne, Sports Star Memorabilia, The Jade Studio and Unique Floorcare (see below). We are hoping to announce yet more in the coming weeks.


CCFPA Darker Logo 2012Corporate Membership Benefits 

  • Your company will be listed as a Corporate Member in the special section of the CCFPA website (under the ‘Sponsors’ tab) including a link through to your own website.
  • Your advert will be featured on the CCFPA website carousel (design not included)
  • You will have a Photo opportunity with a former player of your choice (subject to availability)
  • Your company logo will be printed on the CCFPA newsletter (printed three times per year).
  • You will receive priority booking for all CCFPA events including golf days, Legends Days, celebration dinners & forums, etc)
  • Corporate membership is marked by the award of a membership badge and an Association tie or scarf.

By joining the CCFPA as a Corporate Member you are supporting a non profit-making organisation that aims to bring the former players of Coventry City Football Club together.  CCFPA is run by a team of enthusiastic volunteers who raise funds to put on a range of events for former players and its membership throughout the year.

If you are interested in becoming a corporate member or have any queries about what it entails, please contact CCFPA committee member Sandra Garlick on 024 7699 8055 or via email on  She will be able to send you an application form with information about electronic payment (or by cheque). Alternatively, you can now download a corporate information application form from this site via the ‘Join Us’ tab above (top right).

Thank you for your support! 

Welcome To Our New Committee Member: Sarah-Jane Morris

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Sarah Morris PortraitCCFPA is very pleased to report that we have been joined by a new committee member, Sarah-Jane Morris. Sarah came to her first committee meeting in October and now she has been persuaded to take on a more substantial role.

Sarah is a lifelong Sky Blue fan and full time mum. She and her husband Richard have also been CCFPA Associate members for several years. Sarah has much experience in Charity work and has undertaken several daunting escapades (e.g.snow shoeing across Lapland) to raise money for her charities. She has been especially associated in the past with Marie Curie Cancer Care and currently is a trustee at the Mercia MS Therapy Centre in Coventry. She therefore brings a number of organisational skills and contacts to the committee.  She has also recently been helping out with CCFPA member and Sky Blue stalwart Dave Busst‘s ‘Walking Football’ initiative (see earlier news item) and will also be assisting CCFPA Associate Member Pat Raybould develop her wonderful support of young Sky Blues supporters in the ‘Family Zone’ at the Ricoh on match days.

As part of her duties from this month she will be gradually taking over the role of Membership Secretary from fellow committee member Mike Young to allow him to concentrate more on other duties not least running the Association’s popular website and producing the excellent CCFPA Newsletter ‘Legend‘ three times a year. Can members please note that Sarah will be shadowing the Membership Secretary job during this month taking an increasing role as the month progresses and will officially take sole responsibility for the office in the new year with effect from the beginning of January 2015.

Sarah’s contribution on the committee is also particularly welcome as she double’s the female voice on the CCFPA committee joining Sandra Garlick who is predominantly concerned with the Association’s fundraising and expanding our corporate membership programme.

Welcome to Sarah and we hope she enjoys a long stay with the Association.

December CCFPA Committee next Thursday

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CCFPA Darker Logo 2012The Association committee meeting for December will take place at 6 p.m. in Lady Gs in the Ricoh Arena on this upcoming Thursday 11th December 2014. An agenda will be circulated to committee members shortly by chairman Jim Brown.

Business should include a consideration of ongoing arrangements re our special guests for future matches; news of new members; finalisation of the preparations for the next official CCFPA newsletter; a general report on Association finances; the CCFPA website readership data; feedback on recent and forthcoming events involving former players including recent Charity games, plans for future events including a Legends Day in March 2015 and a Golf Day in June 2015 as well as A.O.B.

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