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Discussion started by Paul Ingleston (IP Logged), 14 October, 2020 14:40
Paul Ingleston
Paul Ingleston
14 October, 2020 14:40
Dear All.

Thought you might like to see this regarding yesterday's date. Forwarded by Mick Carter, but researched and compiled by Malvern Carvell, a fellow CRSC member. More from Malvern over the next few weeks, but thanks for your creative lockdown work Malvern!

' On this day 100 years ago (13th October 1920) a meeting was held at The Craven Arms Hotel, High Street to establish the Coventry Football Club Supporters Association. Earlier in the year the Coventry Club, with the assistance of “Friends”, had purchased land at Barker Butts Lane to lay a new pitch and, following on from the creation of the Coventry City Football Club Supporters Association in July 1920 and the success that this Association had achieved, it was decided to create a supporters club to help with the funding of the new rugby ground.
At the meeting support was quickly forthcoming from local rugby clubs and also the Coventry City club. Three days later on 16th October 1920 Coventry City Football Club allowed the newly formed Supporters Association to do a collection at the match at Highfield Road (Coventry Rugby did not have a match that day). For those interested the “Bantams” gained a surprise 1-0 win over South Shields who were top of the table at the time with a 60th minute goal from Dougall, in front of a crowd of about 20,000. The result must have spurred the fans to put their hands in their pockets as the collection raised just under £84.
By November 1920 the club, friends and supporters had raised £1,900 of the estimated £4,000 required to fence off the ground and build the stands and terraces at Coundon Road.'

Hope everyone is surviving these difficult days and look forward to seeing everyone safely soon.

Best regards

Paul Ingleston


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