Commemorative crosses being planted West Bridgeford

Two football matches commemorating 100 years since the end of World War One are to be played in Nottingham.

The British Army Football Association will play the German Bundeswehr at The City Ground and Meadow Lane on 8 November.

The women from the British Army and the German Bundeswehr will kick off at Notts County’s Meadow Lane ground at 12pm, whereas the men’s game will start at 7pm at the City Ground.

There will be music and military memorabilia including life rafts and machines to look at, as well as stalls for people to enjoy.

The event marks 100 years since 502 men died in the war from the Rushcliffe area alone.

Tickets for both matches can be purchased on club websites and at the box offices.

The City Ground where the men’s match will take place on November 8

Sir John Peace, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Nottingham said: “It’s an honour to welcome The Games of Remembrance football matches to Nottinghamshire and remembering the many brave men and women from all countries who sadly lost their lives 100 years ago.

“The Greatest Games of Remembrance are an opportunity for communities across Nottinghamshire to come together to pay their respects.”

Over 500 commemorative crosses were planted into the ground on West Bridgford’s Croquet Lawn, not far from The City Ground, along with smaller wooden crosses featuring the names of the individuals and where they were from.

  • The City Ground match, will cost £10 for a family (two adults and two children)
  • Uniformed services, Under 16s, students and senior citizens will pay a concession rate of £2.50.
  • The Fanzone for the women’s match opens at 10am and for the men’s match at 5:30pm