Crawley Town and EFL clubs unite to pay tribute to fallen servicemen and women
Crawley Town and all 72 member clubs of the EFL will unite to pay tribute to fallen servicemen, women and former players as part of Remembrance Sunday commemorations and the First World War Centenary.
Before today’s game, the respective captains will lay a poppy wreath behind each goal. There will then be a minute’s silence prior to kick off.
The players will wear black armbands embroidered with the poppy.
In addition, limited edition Mitre match balls are to be used in Sky Bet League One and League Two this weekend in a mark of respect for the fallen.
The balls, each branded with The Royal British Legion’s iconic Poppy logo are to be used.
The balls are part of a campaign by EFL title sponsor Sky Bet to raise funds for this year’s Poppy Appeal, and a signed shirt from each of the 48 League One and Two teams will be auctioned later this month.
In two previous campaigns working alongside the legion they have raised over £200,000.
The Royal British Legion’s Chris Vernazza said: “We’d like to extend our gratitude to Sky Bet and to all the clubs for supporting the Legion through the shirt
auction and the Poppy balls this year.
“The money raised for the Poppy Appeal goes towards supporting vital services such as The Royal British Legion’s Family Holiday Breaks, providing the
families of serving and ex-Service personnel the chance to take a break away from the strains of everyday life.”
Members of the Crawley branch of the Royal British Legion will be out and about around the stadium today collecting for this year’s Poppy Appeal.
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