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NEWS: Coventry City sign the Armed Forces Covenant

30 October 2019

Coventry City Football Club have signed the Armed Forces Covenant ahead of this Saturday’s Remembrance Fixture against Accrington Stanley

By signing the Covenant, the Club has made a commitment to support the country’s servicemen and women wherever and however it can and to ensure no member of the Armed Forces should suffer any disadvantage as a result of their service.

Dave Boddy, Sky Blues Chief Executive, signed the Covenant on behalf of the Club.

Coventry City recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to the business and will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, by:

  • Promoting the fact that we are an armed forces-friendly organisation;
  • Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment;
  • Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, including by accommodating their training and deployment where possible;
  • Aiming to actively participate in Armed Forces Day;
  • Offering a discount to members of the Armed Forces Community

The Club is already involved in the Tickets for Troops scheme, which provides free tickets to members of the Armed Forces for a variety of sporting, musical and cultural events, and Dave Boddy said that signing the covenant further strengthens the Sky Blues’ support for our Armed Forces.

“We are deligthed to sign the Covenant and show our support for our Armed Forces.

“They continue to make the greatest sacrifice for us and our security.

“Many of the club’s past and present fans are members of the military community and we are proud to show our continued support for them and their service in this way.”

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