Stourbridge FC to offer free entry to current and former servicemen and women

The Glassboys are extending an invitation to current and former servicemen and women to attend their fixture this Saturday free of charge.

The club, who play their home games at 'The War Memorial Athletic Ground', say they have an affinity with the armed forces - in part because of their ground.

At the entrance to the facility stands the War Memorial Arch, a Grade 2 listed building constructed in 1928 by Geoffrey Ince and donated by Ernest Stevens as a memorial to the local soldiers that lost their lives in World War I. A team spokesman said:

"We felt it only right that, with Remembrance Sunday fast approaching and with a home game this weekend, we would offer free entry to our armed forces.

"This Saturday (4th November) we host Witton Albion for an Evo-Stik Premier fixture at the War Memorial Ground. Kick off is at 3pm. As a token of the Club’s gratitude for all those who have served to keep us and our country safe over the years, we are offering all current and former servicemen and women free entry to the match.

"The game promises to be an exciting one with both ourselves and Witton Albion trying to force our way back into the play-off positions."

Any servicemen or women planning to come to the game should bring a form of ID that confirms they have served in the forces or their Royal British Legion membership card. This should be shown at the turnstiles.

A bucket collection will be held at the match as well, with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.


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