The Sky Blues will be joined by Coventry City Girls FC for the game against Chesterfield this Saturday, as the new partnership between the two clubs is officially launched.
Coventry City Girls are an FA charter standard club which have seven teams, ranging from Under-10 to Under-18 who play in the Coventry & Warwickshire league and a first-team who play in the West Midlands League, having been founded in 1995 to encourage girls to take up football.
The entire Coventry City Girls Football Club will be in attendance to watch the game at the launch of the partnership, with members of the club also conducting a bucket collection around the Ricoh Arena before kick-off.
Also before kick-off, the captain from each of CCGFC’s sides will be part of the guard of honour to welcome the Sky Blues and Chesterfield onto the pitch for the big game in SkyBet League One.
Later on at half-time, the teams from Coventry City Girls will be parading around the pitch – so make sure you give them a round of applause on their lap of the stadium. Finally, the committee and captains will pose for their photo alongside Sky Blues in the Community staff to officially launch the new partnership.
SBitC Director Dave Busst said: "We're delighted to launch our new partnership with Coventry City Girls at the Chesterfield game on Saturday.
"Sky Blues in the Community have already got great links with the club as we've worked on various projects over the years to promote girls football in Coventry.
"It is a grassroots club who are dedicated to helping girls get into the game and we're looking forward a very successful partnership for both clubs.”
Iain Dixon, chair of CCGFC said: "We're looking forward to officially starting our partnership with the Sky Blues.
“The ethos of Coventry City Girls FC is to encourage and develop participation in female football for players of all abilities, not just at an elite level, in a positive and supportive environment.
"We’re confident this will be a positive step for the development of our club and for girls and women’s football in the area, and look forward to great launch on Saturday.”