A review of the ‘Remembrance Game’
Huddersfield Town paid its respects to the armed forces at Saturday’s ‘Remembrance Game’ vs Nottingham Forest.
The Club gave complimentary tickets to local Royal British Legion branches, and five of their members took part in a rousing half time parade with their standards.
The RBL were assisted by more than 20 young Muslim volunteers from Spen Valley and Huddersfield, who collected for the Poppy Appeal around the Stadium pre match.
Also invited to the game was the family of Larrett Roebuck, the Huddersfield Town player who became the first footballer to lose his life in active service in World War One. The family lined up with HTAFC Chairman Dean Hoyle at pitch side pre kick off for the impeccably observed minute’s silence.
Town’s Supporter Partnerships Manager Robyn Deegan commented:
“I would like to thank everyone involved in the Remembrance Day activities on Saturday, it was fantastic to see both sets of supporters and players coming together to pay their respects to those who are currently serving and that have served in the Armed Forces, as well as those who are sadly no longer with us.
“Thanks must also go to the Royal British Legion and the Ahmadiyya Association; we look forward to announcing how much was raised for the Poppy Appeal at the game”.
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Town will also sport poppies on their shirts at the Sky Bet Championship game at Fulham on 8 November; the Club's nearest game to 2014 Remembrance Day.
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