Colin Coates International Football Shirt Presentation

On the afternoon of Friday 28th September Grosvenor welcomed former pupil Colin Coates to present one of his Northern Ireland International football shirts to the School.

Centre Back Coates, who attended Grosvenor from 1997 – 2004, has enjoyed considerable success as captain of Irish League outfit Crusaders, lifting the Irish Cup in 2009 and leading the club to victory in the Setanta Sports Cup in 2012.

Coates gained the first of his six international caps when he was called up to represent Northern Ireland against Italy in June 2009, since when he has become a regular member of the international squad.

Coates’ Northern Ireland shirt will now be proudly displayed within the School where it will hopefully inspire Grosvenor’s current generation of pupils to aspire for sporting excellence.

Many thanks to Colin for taking the time to visit the School – all at Grosvenor wish him the best of luck in the remainder of his footballing career.