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Club to pay respects to Armed Forces before kick-off against Millwall

9 November 2018

Norwich City will mark 100 years since the end of World War One in support of the national ‘Football Remembers’ campaign for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Fans arriving for tomorrow’s fixture against Millwall will be welcomed by current service personnel and Legion volunteers holding a bucket collection for the charity outside Carrow Road. 

Prior to kick-off, the Club will also be taking the opportunity to join the football community in paying our respects and showing solidarity to our friends at Leicester City in light of the recent helicopter tragedy at the King Power Stadium. 

Supporters who would like to join these tributes are advised to arrive early, to take their seats in good time so they can witness them and take part.

Representatives of The Queen’s Dragoon Guards, RAF MarhamThe Royal Fleet Auxiliary  and local cadets will gather pitchside to join our commemorations. Three special wreaths will be laid pitchside - one representing Norwich City, one from visitors Millwall and a commemorative 100th anniversary edition. There will be a two minute silence, with The Last Post played as a mark of respect to remember those who have lost their lives in the service of their country.

Fans sitting in blocks K through to M of the South Stand will find red and black cards placed on their seats and will be asked to raise these above their heads to help create a giant poppy mosaic during the minutes silence.

The Canaries have joined up with other Sky Bet Championship Clubs and will be wearing poppy shirts, with these match-worn shirts then auctioned off in partnership with Sky Bet, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal to help support members and families in the Armed Forces community. 

Norwich City’s Academy will be representing the Club on Remembrance Sunday at the Premier League Truce Tournament at an army barracks in Aldershot. The Under-12s will join nine other clubs and Armed Forces representatives in a remembrance service where they will read the names of those Norwich City players who were lost in the First World War and lay a wreath. They will then take part in qualifying matches with the opportunity to win a place to take part in the Premier League Truce Tournament in Ypres, Belgium in December.

At Colney as part of their education session the U11 and U12s have been learning about the history of WW1, remembrance and the poppy symbol and have been reading the famous poem ‘In Flander’s Fields’ by John McCrae.

Please note supporters arriving just before kick-off tomorrow afternoon may be asked to wait before entering the stadium as turnstiles will be closed during the two minutes of silence.


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