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A MOMENT IN HISTORY

2 December 2014

Players from both Bradford City and Dartford, plus this Sunday's match officials, will pose together in a special group photo ahead of this weekend's F.A Cup second round tie at the Coral Windows Stadium to mark 'Football Remembers Week'.

centenary of one of the most iconic moments of the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce – as part of a week of remembrance activity in December 2014.Bradford and Dartford will be joined by all other clubs playing either a Premier League, Sky Bet Football League or F.A Cup match this coming weekend in commemorating the


Across the weekend of 5-8 December, clubs are being asked to commemorate and celebrate the spirit of the Christmas Truce football matches of 1914 by taking part in a photographic event called ‘A Moment in History’.

 


For all the matches that take place in the Premier League, the Championship and The FA Cup Second Round there is a requirement for the 22 players who start each match to pose together with the match officials in a pre-match group photograph.


The activity is taking placeon the 5-8 weekend as it is the only one in December when all three Football Remembers partners have fixtures on the same day.



City supporters are reminded that this Sunday's (7 December 2014) tie at the Coral Windows Stadium kicks off at 2:00pm.


'Football Remembers Week' will take place from 5-14 December. A joint collaboration between The FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council, the aim is to engage football fans and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium.

 

On 25 December 1914, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into ‘no man’s land’ to share in an impromptu ceasefire. First-hand accounts from the time include references to football being played and photographs taken.



Clubs are being asked to upload their own special 'team photo' to a designated website for posterity. An example of the desired 'informal' group shot can be seen via the main article picture. The image shows England and Germany's starting line-ups mingling together with match officials ahead of the Women's International Friendly at Wembley Stadium late last month.

 


. www.footballremembers.com will be automatically uploaded to a special website – #footballremembersAll photos uploaded to social media using


The site shall act as a moment of record of football in 2014, a century on from the First World War, and will be preserved for future generations.

HRH The Duke of Cambridge, President of The FA, said: “It promises to be a powerful way to engage and educate young people about such an important moment in our history. We all grew up with the story of soldiers from both sides putting down their arms on Christmas Day, and it remains wholly relevant today as a message of hope over adversity, even in the bleakest of times.”


  education pack that was sent to more than 30,000 schools across the UK. It includes resources to help children learn about the Truce – including eye-witness accounts, photos, drawings and letters from soldiers some of which have never been published before.Football RemembersFootball Remembers kicked off in May 2014 when the four partners launched a

 

The competition was judged by HRH The Duke of Cambridge – President of The FA – and Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott. A key element of the Football Remembers education pack was a competition for schools and football academies to design a permanent Christmas Truce memorial for the National Memorial Arboretum.

The winning design was drawn by 10 year-old Spencer
Turner from Farne Primary in Newcastle, and he will attend a special service later in the year to mark the unveiling at the Arboretum, near St. George’s Park.


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