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Coventry City to honour former players who served in World War I at the FA Cup first-round game against Worcester City

5 November 2014

As part of the annual Remembrance commemorations, a minute's silence will be held before the cup tie while City's players will wear poppy armbands...

Coventry City players, who served during World War I, will be honoured at this weekend’s FA Cup tie with Worcester City.

The club will honour the 18 players who served during World War I with their names being featured on the scoreboard and in a special feature in the club’s match-day programme.

Stephen Jackson, who signed for City in 1911 and served in the war before he was killed in action in 1917 on a battlefield in Belgium, will feature on the cover of the programme – priced at £3, with £1 going to the Royal British Legion. 

As part of the annual Remembrance commemorations, a minute’s silence will be held before the cup tie, while City’s players will wear poppy armbands. 

Mark Hornby, marketing manager at Coventry City Football Club, said: “The game being moved to Remembrance Sunday means many of the ex-servicemen who planned to be with us will now be unable to attend as they have other remembrance engagements around the area.

“But we still felt it was very important to mark the occasion, especially as this is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I and thought it was fitting to honour those Coventry players who served in World War I.

“The minute’s silence will be a chance to remember those players as well as all of those who have served or continue to serve the country in battle.”

Tickets for the game are on sale now and will also be available on the gate. They are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for seniors, young adults and children.

As the tickets have already been reduced for the game on Sunday, the club is running a discounted offer on matchday tickets for serving personnel and their families for the match against Notts County on Saturday, November 15. There will also be a minute’s silence before that game as part of the Coventry Blitz Commemoration.

For more information, log onto www.ccfc.co.uk or visit the Coventry City Superstore at the Gallagher Retail Park.

Front cover to the PUSB match-day programme below...



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