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Football remembers

3 November 2016

The Owls and Ipswich will unite on Saturday to pay tribute to fallen servicemen, women and former players as part of Remembrance Sunday commemorations and the First World War Centenary.   

The Championship contest will be preceded by a rendition of the Last Post and a minute’s silence as we welcome war veterans and current serving members of the Armed Forces to Hillsborough.  

In addition, the shirts and balls from this year’s Remembrance fixtures will be auctioned to help support the fantastic work the British Legion does by supporting members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round.

The Owls' fixture nearest Remembrance Sunday is our trip to Fulham on Saturday 19 November.

The auction aside - which has raised over £250,000 to date - Sky Bet and individual clubs will supply the British Legion with an allocation of tickets for all EFL fixtures across the three divisions in November, to be donated to current and retired service personnel.

EFL Communications Director Mark Rowan said: “Every single one of our clubs lost players, staff and supporters, it is only right and appropriate that we pay a tribute. Football is all about community and the EFL’s clubs, fans and staff will all stand in silence together to pay our respects this November.”

Sky Bet spokesman Sandro Di Michele added: “We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship with the Royal British Legion into a third season after raising a terrific amount of money last year. The generosity shown by fans of Championship clubs was truly remarkable and we hope this year’s campaign will be no different.”

Having launched the #FootballRemembers campaign in March 2014 at the start of the First World War Centenary to mark the contribution made by the game, football continues to pay its respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice 100 years ago. 

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