Sandra Garlick, Chairperson elect of the SCG, resigned from the group last month citing as one of the reasons her claim that she had received direct and indirect abuse from members of the Sky Blue Trust.
As a democratic, inclusive and non-discriminatory organisation we take such accusations very seriously. We have written to Ms Garlick asking for evidence of these claims and have promised to investigate them thoroughly.
If any Trust members are found to be guilty of these actions the appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken including expulsion from the Trust. These are dark and difficult times for all Coventry supporters where passions can run high but the Trust will not tolerate any divisive or abusive behaviour from Trust members towards any section of our fan base.Write comment (0 Comments)
The Sky Blue Trust is disappointed to read the latest minutes from the Supporters Consultative Group (SCG) meeting on November 30th which once again demonstrate how ineffective this forum has become.
At a time when our football club faces the biggest crisis in its history we find it staggering that a large section of the meeting was devoted to attacking individuals and different supporters groups rather than serving its intended purpose, to improve the supporter experience.
Our fans are in turmoil at the moment at the clubs tragic demise. We believe therefore that the SCG should be doing everything it can to help improve the lot of those fans rather than allowing the meeting to deteriorate into such a sorry state.
The SCG as it stands is not fit for purpose. We therefore urge those responsible to embrace the need for change , to offer proper representation and to set aside egos and personal aspiration in putting supporters first.
To highlight just one example of many where it appears not to recognise its intended purpose.
In the minutes, the SCG appears to believe that it is right for Football League guidance on supporter engagement to be confidential. That beggars belief and shows just how out of touch are the attitudes of these people on the need for supporters to be properly represented, informed and consulted.
We hope under a new chair that the SCG can become an effective and relevant conduit between fans and club that it was when originally instigated by the Trust.Write comment (0 Comments)
The Sky Blue Trust is pleased that the long-running and costly court case is now over and hopes that today’s Supreme Court decision heralds the apparent conclusion to off field distractions.
Perhaps now the Club’s owners can try to restore amicable, business-like relations with all the organisations they have alienated during this protracted, acrimonious dispute to establish, for the good of the supporters, a positive future for the club.
The Trust calls on SISU to put a stop to any further court action and return to the negotiating table to secure a sustainable future for the Club at the Ricoh Arena and to resolve the issues with its training facility and academy or, if they have no such inclination, to put the club up for sale to secure a new owner who is committed to a long-term, successful future for Coventry City FC.
The Trust has offered to meet with SISU to discuss ways forward but to date these have been rebuffed, that offer still standsWrite comment (0 Comments)