Congratulations to Coventry KFA on its 80th Anniversary. It started at the beginning of WW2 when a group of ladies visited factories to keep workers fit and give them a bit of cheer in those dark days, continuing throughout the war.
Afterwards, it went into the community, holding classes in schools/halls etc. under the recognition of the local council which saw the good it was doing. The aim was to provide exercise, fun and importantly, the opportunity for women to socialise away from the home.
It continually progressed producing Teacher Trainers, display teams appearing in the Royal Albert Hall, in addition to Local and Regional events, public spaces, and doing keep fit live on the local radio! They also performed, amongst others, live at Wembley before the ’59 Cup Final.
The Association continues and is very well supported by its members. They have raised a lot of money for local and national charities and some of the first members are still attending classes. Many lifelong friendships have also been made and we all hope that this will continue for another 80 years.