AUG 00] COVENTRY CITY NEWS
Sky Blues And Boys In Blue Unite Against Yobs
City have made an important signing on the eve of the
Premiership season as the club joins forces with the police
chairman Bryan Richardson and Chief Supt Jim McGinty of Coventry
police will put their names to a document designed to combat
anti-social behaviour at football games.
Against Football Troublemakers has been designed to strengthen
the relationship between the club and police by increasing the
flow of information between the two organisations.
police will supply the club with details of supporters who are
subject to banning orders, while the club will also pinpoint
move comes after figures were published showing the Sky Blues
were 16th in the Premiership last season.
may sound like a familiar position, but it was in the league of
arrests of fans.
Coventry fans were arrested while travelling or at matches.
Sunderland topped the table of shame with 223
issues surrounding football came sharply into focus at Euro
2000 and we want to make sure we carry on our work in making
Highfield Road a safe and enjoyable place for families to
watch top football entertainment.
have a very good relationship with the police and this
document will increase the dialogue between us.
want to prevent any anti-social behaviour and this is a major
step forward to that aim."
Supt McGinty said all forms of anti-social behaviour would be
targeted by the new campaign.
builds on our strong and highly productive relationship. We
are both determined to make Highfield Road the safest stadium
for families and football supporters in England.
form of anti-social behaviour, from foul and racist language
to violence, will be tolerated."