Lest we forget

By October 10, 2018 News
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Arundel-based Frank Sandell and Sons – is proud to sponsor this weekends “ A Grand Football Match” in aid of disabled veterans.

History will repeat itself next month in a battle of the sexes to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day.

On October 14, Worthing FC hosted a football match between Worthing Ladies and serving members of the Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment in a mirror image of a showdown in 1918. They raised a staggering £1700 on the day!

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“Photos showing the original wounded soldiers and a ladies’ football team of the era as a reminder of what we were trying to recreate”

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Gates opened at 1pm at Worthing FC’s Woodside Road ground, with kick-off at 2pm.

The original game, dubbed A Grand Football Match, took place on March 13 between Worthing Ladies and wounded First World War soldiers from the Grange Auxiliary Hospital in Surrey.

Grand Football Match poster

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