Coventry Welsh Rugby Club are offering priority parking at their Burbages Lane ground for Sky Blue Trust members on matchdays.
They are also opening up their clubhouse both before and after games. So members will be able to park their cars and have a drink at social club prices on Friday, and every other home game this season.
Today’s statement, that a deal has finally been done for Coventry City to return to their true home at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry, is welcome news for all Sky Blues supporters. The situation of playing “home" matches 35 miles from Coventry, in front of minute crowds, was untenable, heart breaking and divisive.
We congratulate both sides on their hard work in getting a deal done but most of all we thank all those who have supported the Sky Blue Trust’s efforts in helping to get the situation resolved. The thousands who joined the march in July, all those who joined in the various actions throughout the year, culminating in last weeks successful protest at the Cardiff match: each and every one deserves congratulations. Not to mention the hard effort and long hours put in by those who worked, in a less public way, to keep communication channels open between the parties involved, challenged the entrenched views that were held and kept our club’s and our supporter’s plight in focus.
This decision is a clear victory for common sense and fan power – the fans, when united, can be a major force in influencing events and decisions, we should never underestimate that power.
Now it is time for all fans to unite once more but this time united behind Steven Pressley and the team at The Ricoh. The two main protagonists in this dark period in Coventry’s illustrious history have managed to put the past behind them and do a deal to work together in the future, we as supporters should follow suit. We must now throw our efforts into cheering on the team and getting us out of this division and most importantly cheering the team on in Coventry.
The Constitution of the Trust provides for the Board to comprise not more than eight elected Directors. Of those, half are required to stand down each year. An election has to take place to appoint four Directors to bring the Board back up to its full strength. Those Directors standing down are eligible to stand for re-election. An Election Policy, which outlines how this process is to take place, was agreed at the Trust AGM on 21 July 2014.
Four of the Trust’s current elected directors have indicated that they will stand down. A nomination form is attached to this article upon which any Trust member may indicate their wish to be elected to the Board. Anyone doing so must also have their nomination formally supported by two other Trust members. Nominations must be received by the Trust, at the address given on the form, by no later than 17 September 2014.
If there are only four (or fewer) valid nominations, the election of those nominated will be put to the adjourned meeting of the Trust’s AGM on Monday 13 October 2014. If there are more than four, a ballot of Trust members will be held.