FOOTBALL: THERE will be strong contingent of former Sky Blues players from north of the border back in Coventry next month as more players sign up for the club’s annual Legends Day 2017.
Former club heroes Willie Carr, Ian Wallace, Tommy Hutchison and Quintin Young have confirmed their attendance for this year’s event, which takes place on April 8 when Mark Robins’ side host Peterborough.
There are already 36 former players attending including favourites like Dietmar Bruck, Bill Glazier, Ronnie Farmer and former goalkeeper Bob Wesson.
Two FA Cup heroes from 30 years ago will be looking back on the club’s greatest triumph with Dave Bennett and Micky Gynn confirming their attendance, and it is hoped the final figure of former players hits the 50 mark.
Last year’s Legends Day was a huge success with almost 40 former stars enjoying a thumping 6-0 victory over Bury.
This year marks 50 years since Jimmy Hill’s side clinched the old Second Division title and 30 years since the Sky Blues lifted the FA Cup at Wembley.
Once again the legends will be paraded onto the pitch at half-time and fans can also catch up with their heroes in the hospitality suites, while a mass sing-song will take place in Lady Gs after the game with CCFPA’s very own Billy Bell.
As well as spending the afternoon with the legends, fans can also enjoy a whole range of benefits which include, three course dining, a padded seat in the corporate area, man-of-the-match interview and presentation an VIP car parking (one space per four places booked).
The package is priced at £69 per person for adults, £34.50 for children and season ticket holders can take advantage of a discounted price of £59.
For more information about Legends Day 2017 visit www.ccfpa.co.uk and for hospitality packages call 02476 991987 or email email@example.com.
Former players confirmed for Legends Day 2017: Tommy Hutchison, Dave Bennett, Micky Gynn, Paul Culpin, Kirk Stephens, John Williams, Alan Turner, Dennis Oakes, Ian Wallace, Roy Barry, Gordon Simms, Mick Kearns, Colin Holder, Dennis Mortimer, Ian Goodwin, Ron Farmer, Graham Walker, Bill Tedds, Dudley Roberts, Jeff Blockley, Ken Brown, Pete Wyer, John Tudor, Lol Harvey, David Busst, Barry Quinn, Jimmy Holmes, Brian Nicholas, Bob Wesson, Quinton Young, Willie Carr, Chris Cattlin, Peter Barnes, Harry Roberts