As well as Coventry City playing Birmingham City in the Emirates FA Cup this Saturday, teams representing Sky Blues in the Community and Birmingham City Community Trust will be facing each other too.
With the Sky Blues ground sharing at St Andrew’s, the home of Birmingham City, there is a unique backdrop for the FA Cup Fourth Round tie, and much has been said about making the occasion a memorable show of unity in football.
In the spirit of the day, sides representing each community trust will take part in a small sided game on the pitch at half-time.
Dunchurch Junior School will be representing the Sky Blues, while Lyndon Green School will be representing The Blues.
The teams were chosen having been the winners of each clubs’ EFL Kids Cup competition, which is a national tournament for junior footballers run by the EFL via each club community trust.
Dave Busst, Head of Sky Blues in the Community, said: “It’s great that the two clubs have come together to offer each community trust the chance to give these kids this fantastic opportunity to play on the pitch at half-time, in such a big game and occasion. We’re sure this game will be one they enjoy and remember for many years to come.”
Craig Gill, Birmingham City Community Trust Assistant Director (Operations), commented: “It’s fantastic for these young people to not only have the opportunity to play at on the pitch at St. Andrew's but also to play at half-time during this memorable occasion. I’m sure this will be something that the young people and their families will not forget for a long time.”
To find out more information about any school provisions or the EFL Kids/Girls Cup, please contact Sky Blues in the Community Primary Sports Officer Adam Spence via Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: 02476786349.