November 11th, 2018, marks the centenary of the end of the First World War.
Across the country, the anniversary will be marked with parades, remembrance services, and the wearing of the poppy symbol as the nation remembers the sacrifice of those who died at war.
Newport County AFC will be involved in marking the centenary in a number of ways.
We are already selling bespoke centenary poppy pin badges in the Club Shop in the Kingsway Centre for £3 (click here to buy online) and will soon be stocking a limited number of home and away poppy shirts.
These limited edition Newport County AFC poppy shirts are expected to be in stock the week commencing November 5th but can be pre-ordered online or in the Kingsway Club Shop from tomorrow.
Newport County AFC players will be wearing the poppy shirts for three matches: Carlisle Away (November 3rd), Met Police FC Away in the Emirates FA Cup (November 10th), and Colchester Home (November 17th). The players' shirts will then be auctioned with all proceeds going to the Royal British Legion.
The Club has nominated its home match against Colchester as its remembrance match. We will be holding a bucket collection at the ground and will be welcoming the Royal British Legion as our special guests.
On November 11th, Newport County AFC representatives will join people from across the city to take part in a Remembrance Day parade. The parade will begin at Corn Exchange on High Street and will end at the Cenotaph. As part of the parade, Newport County AFC will lay a wreath and plant a single tree.
This tree, along with a commemorative plaque, has been donated by the EFL as part of their For Club and Country project which will see all EFL and Premier League Teams offered a chance to create this living legacy to remember the football players who lost their lives fighting in the First World War. Find out more about this project at www.forclubandcountry.org.uk.