Memorial rugby match to honour and remember our fallen heroes in the 100th year marking the end of World War One
November 4th 2:15pm Coalville Rugby Club
Leicestershire Ex-Servicemen v Royal Signals
This match is in association with the Royal British Legion to commemorate 100 years since the end of The First World War.
With many serving and ex-serving military personnel involved in the game of rugby, Leicestershire wanted to mark the occasion with a game to remember. Joining up with the Royal British Legion has been a natural path and the aim is to not only play a great game of rugby but to also raise funds for the Poppy Appeal.
Entry to the game will be free, but we will be inviting spectators to make a donation on the day.
We will be launching a commemorative polo shirt that will be available to purchase shortly with profits also going to the Poppy Appeal.
The event will be attended by local dignitories and we want to invite as many of you to attend as possible too, so please share details of the day.
We will be updating this page with more details of the event itself as we get nearer to the day as some plans are still in the early stages.
If you are an ex-serviceman and would like to be considered for the Leicestershire team, then please contact Marc Birr [email protected] Should we be in a position where we have more volunteers than spots on the team, then trials will take place.
We are also looking for businesses or individuals to support the event by means of a donation which will help cover any costs. Anything above our costs will go directly to the Royal British Legion. In return, should you wish, your name or business will be printed in the commemorative programme and on the website as a supporter. We will consider any amount.
Finally, please keep checking this page as we will be posting updates as we have them.