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World War anniversary to be commemorated

27 October 2018

The Premier League, The FA, EFL and the PFA are joining forces under the banner of ‘Football Remembers’ to mark the Armistice Centenary and Remembrance weekend.

On 11th November 1918, the Armistice was signed, signalling the end of World War One.

One century on, England’s four football bodies will be part of the nationwide commemorations, with support from Premier League Clubs, EFL Clubs and the English national teams paying tribute through a variety of activities.

Remembrance Sunday coincides with the Armistice Centenary, and a range of Football Remembers activity will take place over the weekends leading up to 11 November to mark the efforts of servicemen and women, past and present.

Bespoke commemorative coins from the Royal British Legion will be used for the coin toss at every Premier League, EFL and FA Cup match to pay tribute and say thank you to all those involved in the First World War.

Colchester United will be welcoming current and former troops to the game as we acknowledge the contribution the forces make to the town.

In the build-up to Remembrance weekend, Football Remembers will also be backing a number of related projects, including For Club and Country, for which Premier League and EFL clubs across the country will plant trees at their stadiums and training grounds, serving as living legacies to the hundreds of footballers who served and fell in the First World War.

Through For Club and Country, which is run in partnership with the Woodland Trust and the National Football Museum, The FA and England planted trees at St George’s Park in memory of the 14 internationals who served in World War One.


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