JAN 01] COVENTRY CRUSADERS NEWS
To Bring Magic To The Cats
refreshed Coventry Crusaders are to take to their travels
without long-standing coach Marcus Garvey, who has been drafted
in to help out the ailing Quality Cats.
team will play Manchester Magic after training well as a group
during the Christmas break.
Garvey, who has been Assistant Coach for nine years has been
sent in to try and patch up the Quality Cats.
will be backing up head coach Dave Lyons in trying to turn the
fortunes of the women’s team around after a disastrous start
to their new life in Coventry.
will still run morning sessions with the Crusaders, and will be
with them when there is no clash with the Cats.
Cats face a tough London team this Saturday as they come up
against Thames Valley Tigers. Their next home game is at the
Coventry Sports Centre on 13 January at 5pm, and the game will
be followed by the Crusaders vs Sutton at 7.30 pm.
boss Dip Donaldson said he would be sorry to lose Garvey:
have worked closely together for years and he has always been
a great support to me. He has been my right hand man and I
will probably feel the loss more than anyone.
is a faithful, loyal and dedicated student of the game and has
helped me a lot over the years.
That is why I think it is necessary for him to go work
with the Quality Cats now.
have had a successful first half to the season, whereas the
Cats have been struggling. I think Garvey will be able to help
the women’s team out a lot and help maximise the talent of
some of the players like Tiffany Mitchell and Ruth Graveling
who have not yet reached their full potential this season.”
said life with the Crusaders is currently good, with morale and
team spirit sky high.
practises have been very positive this week. The guys have
come back after their break really hungry to play ball and to
be together again.
Davis is close to 100 per cent fit again after his bout with a
back problem, and is looking very good and confident in
Harrison looks comfortable with his role and with his team
mates after his first Christmas ever outside the USA, and
Marvin Livingston continues to please with his fine
will be without Manny Sharland, who is still away, and Colin
Rhooms, who is still rehabilitating after an ankle injury in