Event - Chairman's Speaker Night 5th September 2013



Webmaster's prize 2013-14 AGM

Date 1 : xx-xx-1956


Thanks to our Chairman DJ for arranging a very entertaining after dinner talk from the ex-footballers from Coventry City.

Some photos from the evening are seen below, and short player bios are:

Kirk Stephens - started out as a schoolboy with local club Coventry City, but after four years on their books he was told he wasn't up to standard. Stephens joined non-League Nuneaton Borough, managed by a young David Pleat.


After five years, Pleat moved on to Second Division side Luton Town, and one of his first signings for his new club was the 23 year old Stephens. He made his debut on 19 August 1978, in a 6–1 home win over Oldham Athletic, and went on to play 227 times for the club, scoring twice.

He was sold to his home town club Coventry City in 1984, and he played 34 times for them over two seasons before injury forced an end to his professional career. He returned to his former team Nuneaton Borough. He also played at Barnet scoring two goals

David Bennett (born 11 July 1959 in Manchester) is an English former Association football player. He is most famous for playing in two FA Cup Finals; 1981 for Manchester City, when he finished on the losing side, and 1987, when he produced a Man of the Match performance as Coventry City beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-2.

David Bennett is one of 30 former Coventry City players included in the Hall of Fame at the club's home, the Ricoh Arena, to which they relocated from Highfield Road in 2005.

He spent 18 months at Sheffield Wednesday, enduring their relegation to the Second Division at the end of the 1989-90 season, before joining Swindon Town in September 1990. He was brought to the County Ground by manager Ossie Ardiles, who had ironically been his Tottenham nemesis in the FA Cup final only three years earlier.

However, injury misery immediately followed, with Bennett breaking his leg in only his second match for the club. After spending a year recovering, Bennett was loaned out to Shrewsbury Town to regain full match-fitness. Astonishingly, he broke the same leg, again in his second appearance for the club, effectively ending his professional career.

Dave Bennett now works as a pundit and co-commentator for Free Radio 80s Coventry and Warwickshire, covering Sky Blues matches.


1. Some members were asking the Chairman "Just who ARE Covhampton Sixfields anyway?"

2. The general banter continued ...

3. Finally they had to give in to the inevitable and let the Chairman introduce his guests ...

4. Kirk Stephens ...

5. ... and David Bennett

6. Finally, a closing a photo of the Chairman with two of his Sky Blue team's ex-players




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