Golf day to raise cash for Coventry City FA Cup hero statue - The Coventry Observer

Golf day to raise cash for Coventry City FA Cup hero statue

Coventry Editorial 15th Feb, 2024   0

A GOLF day has been planned to raise the funds needed to build a statue of Coventry City FA Cup heroes George Curtis and John Sillett.

The fundraiser will take place at Stoneleigh Deer Park on Thursday, May 9.

Long-time fans will be able to mingle with former Sky Blues stars, including members of the 1987 FA Cup winning squad.

Celebrities will also be there during the day.

Registration and breakfast will start at 10.30am in the clubhouse at Stoneleigh.

There will be two tee-off starts at midday and refreshments will be served throughout the day.

A three-course meal, entertainment and a raffle will be held in the evening.

Coventry City announced their intention to build the statue of the duo, who famously guided the Sky Blues to safety in 1986 before FA Cup glory the following year, on Thursday.

The statue will face Jimmy Hill Way near the South Entrance of the Coventry Building Society Arena.

Curtis first joined the Sky Blues as a player in the 1950s, with the centre-half making 543 appearances and becoming club captain before playing an influential role behind the scenes.

John Sillett joined City as a player in 1962, making 128 appearances in four years, before having spells on the coaching staff in the 70s and 80s.

Curtis passed away in July 2021 at the age of 82 and Sillett passed away in November 2021 aged 85.


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