A CROWDFUNDING campaign has been set up to support Coventry United’s Ladies side after the club’s players and staff were made redundant just days before Christmas.
Michael Mogan MBE is attempting to raise £10,000 to support the club’s former players and staff after the Red and Greens entered voluntary liquidation last week.
More than £3,000 has already been raised towards the target goal within days of the campaign being launched.
The required total needs to be met by Friday, January 21 next year with the club currently in the hands of administrators BK Plus Limited.
And Mogan, who was Head of Fundraising for Coventry’s bid and delivery of the UK City of Culture, has asked the people of Coventry to help support the ladies in their time of need.
Mogan said: “My two little girls play for the under-10’s and have been to quite a few of the home matches and there’s a real team spirit around the club – it’s like a little family that they’re part of.
“The girls are so enthusiastic and so professional, they come over to the supporters after every game to sign shirts and autographs and have a chat with the fans.
“As a father of two little girls, I’m always looking for role models and these ladies are passionate and driven, they’re people you want your daughters to look up to.
“Given the situation just a couple days before Christmas, I wanted to do something to show them how much the city of Coventry appreciates them.
“I know the people of Coventry are generous and I know the football community is too, all the money raised will be shared between the players and make a huge difference to them all.
“Wherever the club goes in the future, I want the ladies to know how special the club is and what it means to the people of Coventry.”
The Coventry Observer is currently trying to contact the administrators for an update regarding the future of the club.