Coventry City Football Club formally signed the Armed Forces Covenant at half-time during our game against Portsmouth last week.
In one of the largest public signing events of the Covenant, the Sky Blues formally became only the second major club in the West Midlands to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. In doing so, they committed written pledges of support to the Armed Forces community.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
Naval Reservists from HMS Forward, based across the road from St Andrews, joined the Sky Blues team for the walkout ahead of the game, which Mark Robins’ side won 1-0
At half-time, Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy signed the Covenant on behalf of the Club and was joined on the pitch by Commander Philip Sparke, Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Dines and Flight Sergeant Phil Prosser for the official signing ceremony, who were also the Club’s guests in the boardroom for the night.
Dave Boddy said: “We were delighted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant at our game against Portsmouth and to formally show our support for our Armed Forces.
“It was a pleasure to have the Naval Reservists from HMS Forward at the game, and for myself and the other guests in the Boardroom to have the pleasure of the company of Commander Sparke, Lt Colonel Dines and Flight Sergeant Prosser.
“We look forward to further strengthening our tremendous relationship with our Armed Forces over the coming years.”