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COMMUNITY: Player Ambassadors for the 2018/19 season have been selected!

18 September 2018

Community Player Ambassadors for the 2018/19 season have been selected!

Last season, Sky Blues in the Community saw the amount of hours Coventry City First Team players spent visiting projects, programmes and sessions across Coventry and Warwickshire rise to 540! We are hoping that this increase will continue into the 2018/19 season and that players will take time out to support the work delivered by SBitC.

Each year, the community department select ambassadors who represent the values of the charity. These ambassadors will support, promote and symbolize the four main themes; Sport, Health, Inclusion and Education whilst engaging in the hard work that goes on in the Family Zone during match days. 

The 2018/19 Season’s ambassadors are: Michael Doyle(Sport), Tom Bayliss (Sport), Jack Grimmer (Health), Jordan Willis (Inclusion), Tony Andreu (Education), Dominic Hyam (Family Zone).

Sport Ambassador, Michael Doyle said: “I am really pleased to be chosen as a Sport Ambassador for the second season running! I have had the pleasure of visiting the Football Holiday Camps over the summer and was very impressed. It was great to see children enjoying themselves, improving their football skills, keeping active and making new friends.

"The players and I have also witnessed the outstanding work the Sky Blues team do within local schools. This presence in local schools means the Sky Blues are helping to engage the next generation of Coventry City fans who we hope will continue to support us alongside their families and friends.”

Sport Ambassador, Tom Bayliss said: “After progressing along the player pathway myself, I think this position will be a great opportunity for me. I’m looking forward to supporting the development of young people and using what I have learnt to educate future stars.”

Health Ambassador, Jack Grimmer said: “I am delighted to become the Health Ambassador for Sky Blues in the Community. I am looking forward to getting to see the Health programme in action and visiting projects across the community. From the ‘+Sport Move & Learn’ programme in Primary Schools to ‘Let’s Talk Sport’, the Mental Health programme, I am looking forward to displaying the importance of improving the health and wellbeing of the residents in Coventry and Warwickshire. I am proud to be the Health Ambassador and look forward to seeing you at a session soon”.

Inclusion ambassador, Jordan Willis said: “It is my pleasure, as a player of Coventry City Football Club to be an Ambassador for Sky Blues in the Community Inclusion programme. Sky Blues in the Community do some fantastic work which aim to use the power of sport to motivate, educate and inspire people in our local communities to improve their life chances. Through this approach, Sky Blues in the Community have earned a reputation for delivering best practice in the sporting charity sector.  As players we recognise our roles and responsibility to act as role models within the Community and we have a great set of players here that fully understand that responsibility and are happy to get involved.”

Education Ambassador, Tony Andreu said: “I’m really looking forward to supporting the Education work that Sky Blues in the Community deliver. It’s nice to see a wide range of ages getting involved in learning and personal development. I am a massive believer in ‘everyone deserves a second chance’ and with the Sky Blues in the Community education pathway, it is possible for anyone to take a new direction.”

Family Zone Ambassador, Dominic Hyam said: “I have been fortunate enough to witness the hard work that goes on in the Family Zone during match days and am looking forward to supporting the volunteers during this upcoming season. Getting the families involved in fun activities during a home game helps with fan engagement and increases the positivity within the club!”

The coverage of player visits will be found on our website, social media and in our club programme throughout the season. A selection of pictures from our most recent Player Visits can be viewed in the gallery above.

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