Monday, 23 April 2012

The highs and lows of Football in Coventry

Saturday was a sad day for Coventry sports fans, when Coventry City FC, who play their home games at the City of Coventry Stadium (aka the Ricoh Stadium) lost 2-0 to Doncaster Rovers. A result which sees them relegated from the Championship for next season.

City fans are already showing their 'look on the bright side' attitude, pledging that the club is 'only visiting' the lower divisions and will be back in the Championship very soon.

But as if to showcase both the highs and lows of football, CCFC’s home stadium will tonight host the only official Olympic football test event, when the City of Coventry Stadium hosts the Olympic qualifying match between Senegal and Oman, with the winning team taking the final place in this year’s Olympic Games.

Coventry will host 12 matches during the Olympics, including the women's bronze play-off and I’m extremely excited to have been chosen as an ambassador for the city during the games.
I’ll be looking forward to meeting and greeting visiting fans from around the world and helping them get safely to the stadium.

Many congratulations by the way to the England women’s football captain, Faye White on her recently announced pregnancy. But with Faye out of the games, is it too soon to offer a replacement in the form of this fine young dribbler?  Not quite sure she's got the idea of 'ball skills' yet.

I’m eagerly awaiting tomorrow’s Olympic football draw when we will know which teams will play in the city. Obviously I’m hoping for some of the big teams such as Brazil, or Spain or even – dare I hope – England!
My only disappointment is that the draw is to take place in London. I know the games are badged as London 2012 but wouldn’t it have been great if the organisers had used tonight’s test event to host the draw too?

1 comment:

  1. Deleted my comment above, since you found my tweets. :)