Club to pay tribute this Saturday
Huddersfield Town Football Club will mark Remembrance Day at the upcoming home game against Birmingham City on Saturday.
The Club will pay homage to the armed forces and the fantastic work they do to serve and protect our country.
Town has invited soldiers from the 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment to the game who will flag bear around the pitch, while the Yorkshire Band of the Royal British Legion’s Bugler will sound the ‘Last Post’ ahead of a minute’s silence prior to kick-off.
The Corps of Drums will also play during the half-time interval.
Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson MBE has been invited to the match as the Club’s Guest of Honour. Ben, who suffered serious injuries while on duty in Afghanistan in 2006, has recently been awarded an MBE.
The players’ PUMA tailored 2013/14 home shirts will be unique for the match and feature the poppy emblem. The shirts will be auctioned after the game to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.
Supporter Partnerships Manager Robyn Deegan said:
“As a Club we are looking forward to marking Remembrance Day at the Birmingham game and honouring those who are currently serving and have served in the armed forces; as well as those who are sadly no longer with us.
“We are a proud community club and I am sure both sets of fans will join us in paying homage to our servicemen and women at this game.”
The Club has also run a ‘Tickets for Troops’ initiative, which will see local military groups attending the match.
Town’s match day magazine Give Us An H will have a Remembrance theme to it – make sure you check out its special Armed Forces themed ‘Terriers on Tour’ section!
Players Alex Smithies, Jon Stead and Jordan Sinnott told htafc.com
what Remembrance Day means to them - click HERE.