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Herbert Kendall remembered by Kev Monks

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Herbert Kendall, co-founder of the National Federation of Supporters Clubs was today remembered today to mark the anniversary of his death on June 6th 1948.

Kendall had laid in an unmarked grave at Stoke St Michaels Church on Walsgrave Road, Coventry until Coventry City Supporters Club Historian Lionel Bird discovered this and launched an appeal to raise funds for a headstone.

This was unveiled on June 4th 2004 and today, flowers were laid to remember Herbert and the good work he did in those early days to united football supporters across the country and for those in Coventry to have a better say in Coventry City.

Lionel Bird attended along with Rachel King who represented The Sky Blue Trust and Kev Monks who is a vice-president of the Football Supporters Federation.

Funding partners

  • The Football Association
  • Premier Leage Fans Fund


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  • Co-operatives UK
  • FSE
  • Kick It Out
  • Level Playing Field
  • Living Wage Foundation
  • Pledgeball