Thu 25 October 2018, 11:00|Tottenham Hotspur
• Club to mark 100 years since the end of World War One with a number of activities involving players, staff and fans.
• Limited edition Poppy pin badge now on sale for a minimum donation of £3 to the Royal British Legion.
• Serving members of the Official Tottenham Hotspur Armed Forces Supporters’ Club will be in attendance and a Minute’s Silence to be held at the match with Manchester City on Monday 29 October - the Club’s closest domestic home fixture to Remembrance Sunday.
• Spurs team to wear Poppy shirts during the away match with Crystal Palace on Sunday 10 November - to be signed and auctioned for the Royal British Legion.
As we enter this period of Remembrance, the Club will mark 100 years since the end of World War One with a number of activities involving players, staff and fans during the coming weeks.
We have once again produced a jointly branded Tottenham Hotspur and Royal British Legion limited edition Poppy pin badge as part of our support of the charity’s annual Poppy Appeal.
The pin badge will be available for fans to purchase for a minimum donation of £3 from all Spurs shops and from our online store.
The badge is testament to the strength of the on-going relationship between the Club and the Legion - the UK’s leading Service charity, providing practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
At our home fixture against Manchester City at Wembley on Monday 29 October - our closest domestic home fixture to Remembrance Sunday - we shall pay our respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in all armed conflict.
Before kick-off, 25 members of our Armed Forces Spurs Official Supporters’ Club will form a ‘guard of honour’ to welcome the two teams onto the pitch before a Poppy Wreath is placed on the centre circle by Captain Tim Fleming MBE - a lifelong fan and member of Armed Forces Spurs who has served in the Armed Forces for 34 years and retires this year. Captain Fleming is the Regimental Operations Support Officer for 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment and was awarded an MBE in 2015 for his work with bereaved families of servicemen.
We shall then be holding a Minute’s Silence, during which the Last Post will be played by Bugle Player Colour Sergeant Simon Heaver of the 7th Battalion The Rifles. We should like to remind fans that the Minute’s Silence will start and end on the referee’s whistle and that any fan entering the stadium close to the 8pm kick-off is respectful of this.
Army Cadets will be holding a bucket collection for the Royal British Legion outside Wembley ahead of the Man City match and our Champions League match against PSV on Tuesday 6 November.
We shall also be joining our opposition in Remembrance activity at our upcoming away Premier League matches ahead of Remembrance Sunday.
Prior to kick-off at our match against Wolves at Molineux on Saturday 3 November, both sets of players will stand alongside each other to form a guard of honour and welcome members of our Armed Forces onto the pitch before both clubs lay a Poppy Wreath in the centre circle.
Furthermore, our players will be wearing special edition Poppy shirts in our match against Crystal Palace on Saturday 10 November – the day before Remembrance Sunday. All shirts will be signed by the respective players and auctioned off via the Club’s eBay charity page, with proceeds going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
On 11 November, Remembrance Sunday itself, Club Ambassador Gary Mabbutt will lay a wreath on behalf of the Club at the Haringey Borough Civic Act of Remembrance at Wood Green War Memorial.
We shall be keeping fans up-to-date with all our Remembrance activity here on tottenhamhotspur.com and using the hashtag #SpursRemembers on social media.