387 players take part in Remembrance Weekend
Despite the Weekend’s wet & windy conditions, the young players from Woburn & Wavendon Football Club exceeded last years’ support for the work of the Royal British Legion with a massive 387 of them proudly wearing a special Remembrance Day poppy on each of their shirts this weekend. As a result, the Club was able to raise nearly £500 through the poppies4kits appeal. Nationally the appeal has again broken all previous records having sold more than 38,000 poppies and is set to raise in excess of £20,000.
All the players observed 1 minute’s silence ahead of their matches, and were proud to wear the poppies on their shirts- just like players in the Premiership and Football League.
A delighted WWFC Chairman, Ian Doggett, commented, “I was so proud of the support last year, but this year we have managed to achieve even greater participation. The support and enthusiasm of players, coaches and families has been truly amazing. All too often we take for granted the freedoms we enjoy to live our lives and take part in football. Our boys and girls already learn the importance of team work and group responsibility through the game. Remembrance Weekend re-enforces this but also highlights the ultimate sacrifices made on behalf of all of us”.