Remembrance Fixture On Saturday

The Club will once again welcome 8th Battalion The Rifles to The Brewery Field for this Saturday’s game against Gloucester City as part our activity in the lead-up to Remembrance Day.

Spennymoor Town and Gloucester City players, staff and supporters will come together at the weekend to honour and remember those who served and sacrificed.

The Club is also pleased to be able to offer FREE entry to Saturday’s fixture to all service personnel on production of their military identification and reduced £5 entry to Veterans.

Moors General Manager Ian Geldard will join Major Blaney and Sergeant Bell in laying a wreath in the centre circle, before Rfn Redshaw will play The Last Post preceding a minute’s silence.

“We’re really pleased to continue our excellent relationship with 8 Rifles by welcoming them to Saturday’s game to help us show our respects to those who have given so much,” Geldard told us.

“It’s always an extremely poignant time of the year but we are proud that the Football Club is able to honour those who have served and sacrificed in the name of our freedom.

“We would politely ask supporters to take up their positions a little earlier on Saturday in order to play a full part in our commemorations ahead of kick-off.”

The Rifles was formed back in February 2007 through an amalgamation of Light Infantry and Rifle Regiments, including the Durham Light Infantry, and is the largest infantry regiment in the British Army.

The 8th Battalion is the newest in the British Army Reserve having been formed five years ago, with headquarters in Bishop Auckland and outstations in Durham and Sunderland, as well as in Yorkshire and Shropshire.

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