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NEWS: U18’s host football tournament to raise money for Zoë’s Place

4 April 2022

As part of the Academy’s Life Skills Programme, the Sky Blues Under-18's will be hosting an event which will raise money for Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

The event is an Under-12 football tournament which will take place at The Alan Higgs Centre on Wednesday 20th April 2022.

The teams participating in the tournament will be making a donation to Zoë’s Place, and spectators will be asked to pay a £2 entry fee (£1 for under 18s). All proceeds will go directly to Zoë’s Place. 

The tournament will commence at 1:30pm and there will be refreshments, along with other activities for spectators to get involved with on the day. 

Zoë’s Place are a local baby hospice based in Coventry who provide respite, palliative and end of life care to babies with life limiting and life threatening conditions. They provide care for families and babies aged 0-5 years. 

The children Zoë’s Place look after require 24-hour specialist care, a service which allows families the ease of mind knowing their little ones are in safe hands, giving parents or guardians time to rest, spend time together with their other children or do simple tasks like go to the supermarket or the gym.

Zoë’s Place also provide palliative care and end of life care, where they are able to help the families through the toughest of times, helping to make the end of life more comfortable and support the family through every stage. 

Tanita from Zoë’s Place commented: “We are so grateful to the U18 players who are going above and beyond to help raise funds for our charity.

"Each player is taking on a key role to help host the event and want to get the whole community involved.

"The funds raised will help us continue the vital work we do here at the hospice. We currently are running a reduced service opening up only 4 days and we are working towards getting back to the seven day a week service we once provided.

"We couldn’t do this without the help of incredible people at the Academy.”

 

Rose Oxley, Player Liaison at Coventry City, commented: “I am really proud of all the hard work that the U18 players and staff have put in for this event to help benefit the local community.

"I woud also like to say a special thank you to all people and local businesses that have donated their time and services for this event.

"The work that Zoë’s Place does is truly inspiring and we couldn’t be more pleased to support such a worthy cause.

"This event also highlights the great work that is happening in our Academy’s Life Skills Programme.

"The aim of the programme is to provide the players with a variety of different experiences and skills which contributes to their overall holistic development programme, and will ultimately develop them as people, not just footballers.

"It will be great to see people from the local community attend this event to support the U18 players and Zoë’s Place."


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