Cheltenham Town FC will pay its respects this Remembrance Weekend with a series of special features on our team from 1913/14 that sadly lost many players in the First World War.
Club secretary and historian, Paul Godfrey, has researched and produced a special feature for this weekend’s edition of The Robin matchday programme that features on Robins from the past.
The article on the Cheltenham team from 1913/14 tells the thought-provoking and moving stories of the team that went to war and those players that never came home.
The special edition of The Robin will be available for £3 around the stadium.
We will also be joining Sky Bet League One and Two right clubs right across the country in paying our respects to those that lost their lives in conflict.
Across all of the 72 member clubs, there will be a minute’s silence prior to kick-off to remember and honour those that lost their lives so we can enjoy the freedom we enjoy today.
At the LCI Rail Stadium, players from Cheltenham Town and Luton Town plus all fans will be asked to observe a minute’s silence before the match. A special focus on the 1913/14 team will play on the big screen throughout the silence.
We are delighted to confirm members of the Cheltenham branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) will also join us prior to kick-off and we will have volunteers from the RBL selling poppies around the stadium.
Sky Bet, the title sponsor of the EFL, will also be auctioning match-worn poppy shirts for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal after games across the country, with over £300,000 raised in previous campaigns.
They are also donating hundreds of tickets for EFL fixtures across the Remembrance period, to current servicemen and women operating in the UK.
We look forward to welcoming you to the LCI Rail Stadium for a special day of remembrance,