Game of Remembrance

Stories of World War 1 are fascinating, alarming, tragic, inspiring and moving. Every family, village, town and football club was impacted by the war. All 50 professional UK football clubs in 1914 were encouraged to help recruit young men to serve. Over 2,000 professional footballers and over 100,000 fans and amateur players stepped up to serve.

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Game of Remembrance

British Army Ladies vs German Army Ladies

Stories of World War 1 are fascinating, alarming, tragic, inspiring and moving. Every family, village, town and football club was impacted by the war. All 50 professional UK football clubs in 1914 were encouraged to help recruit young men to serve. Over 2,000 professional footballers and over 100,000 fans and amateur players stepped up to serve.

Football kept British and German troops motivated, fit and built teams. Back at home women took to the game for the first time in big numbers to boost morale and raise funds for the millions of veterans returning with life changing injuries.

This is why during the 100 year anniversary since the end of World War 1, The Games of Remembrance were taking place in Nottingham. 

We at West Park were delighted to secure tickets to the Women’s Army Match at Notts County’s Meadow Lane where we joined over 5000 other school children from across the county to watch a memorable event. Throughout the day, the children were incredibly well behaved and paid their respects to fallen soldiers during the two minutes silence prior to the game commencing. The game was closely contested but ended with the German Army winning 2-1! 

The children all had a wonderful day out and it certainly was an occasion they will never forget.