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Sky Blue Army at Godiva Carnival

1 August 2012

The Sky Blues organised a group of children to take part in the Godiva Carnival through the streets of the city

There was no way Lady Godiva was going to get any sleep at the weekend thanks to a group of young Coventry City fans.

The Sky Blues and Coventry Sports Foundation organised a group of children to take part in the Godiva Carnival through the streets of the city to promote the One Goal community initiative.

The scheme aims to get more families involved in sport, to raise aspiration and also to give disadvantaged families the chance to watch the Sky Blues live next season – through a project being run in conjunction with Coventry City Council.

The 25 youngsters – aged from three to 15– made themselves seen in sky blue One Goal t-shirts and Coventry City shirts and made themselves heard with chants of ‘Sky Blue Army’ as they joined the flamboyant parade that followed the beginning of the Godiva Awakes journey.

Stacie McDermott, of Coventry City Football Club, said: “It was a great event and, as a football club, we wanted to make sure we were part of such a great community event in the city.

“The One Goal partnership with organisations such as Coventry Sports Foundation makes it much more accessible for the club to be involved.
 
"We were delighted with the response from families who took part. 

“The children had a great time and quite a few people commented on just how much enthusiasm they showed during the parade. They really did do the club proud.”



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