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Coventry City Ladies fundraiser deemed a success

By Steve Carpenter Wednesday 28 November 2012 Updated: 28/11 12:12

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A FUND-RAISER which helped raise hundreds of pounds for cash-strapped Coventry City Ladies has been deemed a huge success.

The club held a bucket shake before the men's team took to the field against Portsmouth on Saturday.

Both players and coaching staff collected outside the ground which raised £750.

The ladies currently sit in sixth position in the FA Women’s Premier League and are the current holders of the Birmingham FA County Cup, but are still looking to attract sponsorship to help the club stay afloat for the remainder of the campaign.

It was the second time the club had organised a collection outside the Ricoh due to a lack of financial support. The first raised just under £1,000.

Boss Chris Holloway said: "As a club playing at this level, it doesn’t come without a massive cost.

"Paying for the correct standard of ground, training facilities and the travelling – with even longer journeys this season to the likes of Portsmouth and Sunderland – has become a huge cost.

"We are so grateful to Coventry City for letting us do the collections and also the loyal Sky Blue fans that dig deep in an understandably tough time."

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