Every club in the country from the Premier League to the grassroots are being asked to create a unique photographic record of football a century on from the Christmas Truce.
The same activity will happen at every match a mixed squad photo featuring both teams in the spirit of the togetherness shown by troops from both sides in December 1914 Teams will combine for a mixed squad photo before kick-off. This picture can be uploaded to social media using #footballremembers and will be hosted on www.footballremembers.com.
London FA are to commemorate the 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. '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. All photos uploaded to social media using #football remembers will be automatically uploaded to a special website www.footballremembers.com 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.”
Temple Fortune FC designated the MGBSFL Division Three fixture against Hendon United 'B' as the Club's Christmas Truce photograph. Below is the image submitted to the Football Remembers website. Click on the photo for a larger version. The Club wishes to thank both teams for their cooperation towards this worthwhile project.