Remembrance Sunday 2017

Remembrance Sunday 2017

By Gary Horton
12 November 2017
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Some things are more important


There are a lot of things wrong with football. But that's a story for another day. Because yesterday was Remembrance Sunday.

It's wonderful how for one or two minutes, young footballers all over the country respectfully observe a period of silence before they kick off their matches.

There are numerous pictures across Eldwick Juniors Facebook pages, and many other Junior Football websites, with young players standing quietly, sometimes with arms linked, showing their respect. They are pictures to make you feel warm and proud.

Eldwick Eagle U12s observed a minutes silence before their match against Skipton. One of the Eldwick coaches suggested we invite parents and supporters from both sides to join the players on the pitch. It was lovely to see the generations standing and observing the silence together. It was a great idea and certainly something worth repeating in the future.

If you're interested, there is also a very good book about Football players and the First World War. It's called 'When the Whistle Blows' by Andrew R John & John M Kemp. It's very much worth a read.

So from these few random paragraphs you can see that football does sometimes get it right! Irrespective of your result yesterday, if you and your team held a minutes silence ... then be proud because in truth, you all won ... and that's with grateful thanks to those that really lost. Lest we forget.

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