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NEWS: PUSB named Best Programme in League One!

27 February 2019

Coventry City’s PUSB has been named the Best Programme in League One!

The award was bestowed on the Sky Blues’ Matchday Programme by Programme Monthly magazine.

The magazine evaluated each programme in League One, with the Sky Blues scoring the highest rating.

According to Programme Monthly, PUSB was said to be: “An entertaining read, with plenty to keep the purchaser interested. A fine amount of articles on just about everything you could think of connected with the club. Brilliant!”

The Sky Blues have the lowest percentage of adverts in League One at just 16% - the next closest was 24%.

Content scored 9.5 out of 10, while there were top scores for history and value for money – giving Coventry City an overall score of 93.8%.

Programme Monthly praised the Club’s historical content, views and columns from around the club including the first-team, under 23s and community, as well as the content looking at the opposition.

You can see the full ratings across League One, as judged by Programme Monthly, here.

Matchday Programme PUSB is available for £3 around the ground each matchday, containing a number of features both on the current side and looking back at the Sky Blues history.

Edited by and with contributions from Mark Hornby, Head of Marketing and Communications, and Press Officer Alex Lowe, the 64-page programme is produced by Curtis Sport and designed by Blue Chilli.

Rob Mason, formerly programme editor at Sunderland, provides in-depth content for every programme, while Club Historian Jim Brown provides a column and supports in proofing content. Mike Young of the Former Players Association also provides a column, along with Sky Blues in the Community.

Mark Hornby, Head of Marketing and Communications, said:

“We were delighted to have been named Programme of the Year for League One and thank Programme Monthly for the honour.

“It is a great recognition of the hard work that many people put into making the programme a great one for supporters.

“Last year we were rated second best in League Two, so to go one better in League One is brilliant for us.

“This is our first season back working with Curtis Sport and Blue Chilli, having worked successfully with them before in 2014-16, and we are delighted with how that has gone, and this award is testament to their work too.

“At a time when some clubs are moving away from the traditional matchday programme, it is great that Coventry City’s programme, with the history that it has, is still going from strength-to-strength.”


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