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12 February 2014

Sky Blues will show support for anti-descrimination campaigns Kick It Out and Football Against Homophobia at the home clash with the Bantams

Coventry City will show their support for two campaigns to rid sport and society of prejudice at their next home game against Bradford City (Feb 15, 2pm).

The club has nominated the match with the Bantams as its Kick It Out fixture after the recent Midlands derby against Walsall was postponed. 

On the same day, the club will also be showing its support for the Football against Homophobia campaign. 

Sky Blues marketing manager Stacie McDermott said: “Kick It Out has done fantastic work over the years to really fight racism and prejudice in football and that work continues.

“Coventry City Football Club remains very much behind the campaign.

“Football against Homophobia is a more recent initiative but, once again, it is an issue that everyone connected with the football club is keen to support.”

Coventry City fans will also get the chance to meet star striker Callum Wilson at the game.

Wilson is a Kick It Out Next 20 ambassador and, if, as expected, he is still unavailable for selection due to injury, the Coventry kid will be signing autographs in the Family Zone where there will be plenty of other activities for families to enjoy.

The 21-year-old is scheduled to be in the Family Zone from 1pm and young fans will be able to not only meet the striker but will also have the chance to win a range of CCFC prizes and create their own Kick It Out posters.

The Sky Blues star will also be there giving out Show Racism the Red Card team posters and will be interviewed at half-time on the pitch about the importance of Kick It Out.

Wilson will also discuss his recent visit to President Kennedy School when he and team-mate Conor Thomas met over 50 pupils as part of Kick It Out’s ‘Write to Unite’ campaign.

Stacie added: “Of course, we’d all much prefer to see Callum back in the team against Bradford because he has been in such great form this season.

“But if, as expected, he is unavailable for selection he’ll be popping into the Family Zone to meet fans and then out on the pitch to highlight why he is such a fervent supporter of Kick It Out.”

Tickets are available for the League One clash with Bradford, with Standard Zone prices at £16 for adults and £11 for concessions, while juniors are £8 and under-sevens are £4. 

Meanwhile in the Family Zone, adults are £13, concessions are £9, juniors are £7 and under sevens are just £3.

Tickets can be bought in advance from the CCFC Superstore at Gallagher Retail Park, by visiting www.ccfcshop.co.uk or by calling 024 7699 2326 or 024 7699 2327. They can also be bought on the day of the game at Sixfields Stadium.


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