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Sheffield to mark 'Football Remembers'

5 November 2018

The Premier League, The FA, EFL and the PFA have joined forces under the banner of ‘Football Remembers’ to mark the Armistice Centenary and Remembrance weekend.

And the Steel City will unite prior to the forthcoming derby fixture on Friday at Bramall Lane too.

The captain of both teams will lay a wreath at both ends of the field, whilst a wreath will be laid in the centre circle by a member of the Army, Royal Navy, Marines and Air Force prior to kick-off.

The Last Post will be played by bugler Glyn Beyington and this will be followed by a period of silence.

A falling poppies image will be display on the big screen with ‘Sheffield Remembers’ during the period of silence.

On 11 November 1918, the Armistice was signed, signalling the end of World War One. One century on, England’s four football bodies will be part of the nationwide commemorations, with support from Premier League clubs, EFL clubs and the English national teams paying tribute through a variety of activities.

Remembrance Sunday coincides with the Armistice Centenary, and a range of Football Remembers activity will take place over the weekends leading up to 11 November to mark the efforts of servicemen and women, past and present.

Bespoke commemorative coins from the Royal British Legion will be used for the coin toss at every Premier League, EFL and FA Cup match to pay tribute and say thank you to all those involved in the First World War.

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