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ARMY READY FOR CHARITY MATCH AT THE PIRELLI

16 November 2016

THE British Army will be looking to make it three games unbeaten against the German Armed Forces at the Pirelli Stadium tonight.

Army team captain Lance Corporal Rob Farkins (pictured) who’s serving in the Royal Signals will be looking for another good performance from his team when the game kicks off at 7.45pm.

This is the third time the German Bundeswehr have visited the United Kingdom to play the British Army Men. In 2012 a 0-0 draw was recorded at Aldershot Town Football Club. This was followed in December 2014 when over 2,500 spectators saw a 1-0 victory for the Army in the 100th year commemoration of The Game of Truce. The match raised £5,280 for the chosen British and German charities.

At tonight's Game of Remembrance, 1966 World Cup winner Sir Bobby Charlton CBE will be presenting the medals.

He will be presenting medals to the British Army Women's team, who are competing in a game at 2.45pm this afternoon at St George’s Park. Admission is free and spectators are welcome.

Burton Albion Chairman Ben Robinson will be presenting the match officials from the women’s game with medals, while the German medals will be presented by Rt Hon Mike Penning MP. 
 
The presentation will take place around 15 minutes before the 7.45pm evening kick-off.

There will also be entertainment for fans as the Queen's Division Band take to the pitch - they will also play the national anthems of both nations. The band will also be playing music during half time. 

A full colour 52-page commemorative souvenir programme will be available for the Game of Remembrance. They will be on sale around the ground at £3 per copy.

The beneficiary charities of tonight's Game of Remembrance will be the Royal British Legion, the German military charities Volksbund Deutsche, which equates to the British Commonwealth War Craves Commission, Einsatzversehrte Soldaten Bundeswehr, which is a charity for injured German soldiers, and a local Burton community charity.

Admission tonight is £5 adults and £1 children and concessions. Tickets available from the ticket windows prior to kick off.




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