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'Coventry has great grassroots standard'

13 May 2013

Conor Thomas praised the standard of football at the John Bryan Coventry Minor League Cup...

Coventry City midfielder Conor Thomas was at the Bedworth Oval on Sunday to present Mount Nod Junior with the Under-13s John Bryan Coventry Minor League Cup.

CCFC Academy sponsor the Under-13s John Bryan Coventry Minor League Cup and Thomas, a former Christ the King player, presented the Cup to Mount Nod Junior, who triumphed 4-0 in the final over Coundon Court, and a CCFC ball to the Man of the Match.

It is the second season running the CCFC Academy have sponsored the Cup as part of the Coventry City member clubs scheme.

Sky Blues in the Community also sponsor the Under-11s John Bryan Coventry Minor League Cup which saw Brinklow Juniors win 3-0 over Leamington Brakes.

Thomas, who was scouted into the CCFC Academy from the John Bryan Coventry Minor League, praised the standard of football on display.

The 20-year old said: "I was really impressed by some of the football played and well done to Mount Nod on winning the cup after taking their chances well.

"Coundon Court also played really well so there is some really good football being played at grassroots level in Coventry at the moment.

"I played for Christ the King Under-7s when I was younger so I could have watched some future Coventry City players at the tournament." 
Mike Reid, CCFC Academy, believes it is important the club supports local grassroots football.

Reid said: "We feel that it is important to maintain a close relationship with both the local league and league teams. We hope that sponsoring the two competitions is one small way the club can support local grass-roots football and the community.

"As always, the standard of football on show was extremely impressive and well done to all the teams who competed on the day.

"We would like to thank Bedworth United Football Club for their hospitality and the league for their continuing partnership with the club."

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