The sponsorship deal has come at a time where talks of an agreement to remain at the Ricoh Stadium have fallen through, and Coventry City Football club will ground share at Birmingham’s St Andrews ground 18 miles away.
Carl Allsopp, Chief Operating Officer of Allsopp & Allsopp says “Coventry City Football Club has always been a fundamental part of our lives having grown up avid fans. My brother Lewis, and I have been making many memories together at games throughout the years since 1992 where we attended our first match with our dad. We’re excited to sponsor the club again this season, particularly with Mark Robins in charge, who, in my opinion is the best manager we have had in years - someone I believe will take us to the Championship!
However, the decision was a difficult one given the current circumstances, a decision made with our hearts more than our heads, but, ultimately we felt it was important to show solidarity to our football club in its time of need.”
Having sponsored the club previously in 2013-2018 the award-winning real estate company with offices in Coventry, Nuneaton and Leamington Spa want to give the Sky Blues their continued backing whilst they go through this difficult transitional phase.
Lewis Allsopp, Chief Executive Officer of Allsopp & Allsopp says “We want to show our love for the Sky Blues and offer sponsorship at a time where they need support more than ever. We completely understand that this is a difficult time for all supporters and we, as a business and as a family, wanted to show our support to Mark Robins, the team and the great people who work at the club. We hope that fans, like ourselves, will come together to give the club the backing it deserves.”
During Allsopp & Allsopp’s sponsorship, Coventry City Football Club won the Checkatrade Trophy in 2017 and League Two Play-Off final at Wembley in 2018.
Lewis continues “Our previous sponsorships of the club were honour filled, and it was a privilege to see our company logo and family name on the front of the kits. Winning both the Checkatrade Trophy and League Two Play-Off final as sponsors was incredible - you could say we were lucky sponsors and hopefully we can bring some luck with us again this season.”
Dave Boddy, Coventry City Chief Executive, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome back Allsopp & Allsopp as our shirt sponsor. We enjoyed a fantastic relationship with them during their first sponsorship of the Club, and that continued last season, so we are delighted that they have chosen to become our shirt sponsors again.
"Carl talks about solidarity and that is so important to the Football Club at this difficult time for us that they have shown so much loyalty. They are a local company who has progressed magnificently over the years, and we look forward to working with them again next season."
Tynan Scope, CCFC Head of Commercial, said: “I am delighted to be formally working with Allsopp & Allsopp again as our front of shirt sponsors. Allsopp & Allsopp and the Allsopp family have supported the football club in many ways over the years.
I have personally enjoyed working with Lewis and Carl, the Allsopp family, as well as all the Allsopp & Allsopp staff – many of which are Sky Blues’ fans.”