The new flag for the City of Coventry has been revealed – with the Sky Blues a big part of the winning design!
Alongside Lady Godiva, an iconic part of Coventry's long history dating back to 990AD, are two blocks of sky blue - the colour which represents another icon… Coventry City Football Club.
The flag was chosen after a competition organised by the BBC. The competition was whittled down to six final designs - as chosen by a judging panel of Lord Mayor John Blundell, Jacqui Ibbotson from the City of Culture Trust and Phillip Tibbets, from the UK Flag Institute – before a public vote on the winner.
The winning design was that of Simon Wyatt, of Hatton, and it will now fly high across the city in the build up to the 2021 year as UK City of Culture, and beyond.
Coventry City had already agreed to display the winning flag on home matchdays at the Ricoh Arena – and are delighted that the winning design for the City features the Club so prominently!
Dave Boddy, Coventry City Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to see the winning design, and look forward to seeing the flag around the City.
“To be represented on the City flag alongside Lady Godiva is a great honour for the Club, and shows how much the people of the City and those who voted care for their Club.