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Tree planted at training ground to commemorate Armistice

9 November 2018

Oxford United are proud to be part of the ‘Football Remembers’ campaign, and today planted a tree at their new training ground to remember those who gave their lives during the First World War.

On 11 November 1918 the Armistice signalled the end of World War One. One century on England’s four football bodies are part of the nationwide commemorations, with support from Premier League clubs, EFL clubs and the English national teams paying tribute through a variety of activities.

United planted the tree to mark the efforts of servicemen and women, past and present. First team Coach Derek Fazackerley is pictured with the tree and the plaque which will be a living legacy to the hundreds of footballers who served and fell in the First World War.

Bespoke commemorative coins from the Royal British Legion will be used for the coin toss when the U’s take on Forest Green Rovers in the FA Cup on Saturday and the U’s will wear special poppy armbands for the game.

For Club and Country is run in partnership with the Woodland Trust and the National Football Museum and The FA and England also planted trees at St George’s Park in memory of the 14 internationals who served in World War One.

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