Football Remembers

Those involved in the game across Cumberland will soon come together to mark the Armistice Centenary and Remembrance weekend.

In memory of those who gave their lives for our country and the British Commonwealth, clubs, referees, volunteers and supporters will be showing their respect this weekend by holding a one minute silence prior to the commencement of all games. Many teams will also wear poppies on their shirts.

Football Remembers is the partnership between The FA, the Premier League, the English Football League (EFL) and the Professional Football Association (PFA) to ensure football pays tribute to the sacrifices paid by so many, as a result of conflicts.

The initiative was launched to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War and now, in 2018, we reach 100 years since the end of the Great War.

This year the event is particularly poignant as it marks 100 years since the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918. This weekend, across the county, those involved in the game will mark the occasion and pay tribute to the efforts of servicemen and women, past and present.

As with previous years, we would ask that those taking part in these activities share pictures with us through social media using the hashtag #FootballRemembers so the whole football community in Cumberland can unite in its commemoration.

Cumberland FA is also supporting the Royal British Legion’s Thank You campaign this year. The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world during World War One.

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