Falcons to commemorate Armistice Day this Friday

Tuesday 04 November 2014 Written by: Adam

As the Falcons prepare to face Cardiff Blues this Friday in the LV= Cup (ko 8pm), the club has announced its plans to mark Armistice Day that evening.

Immediately before kick off captains from both sides, along with Poppy Appeal volunteer Craig Manson, will lay wreaths on the pitch as a mark of respect to our Forces. A military bugler will then play the last post, after which fans are asked to join us in a minute’s silence.

Friday evening will also see the teams joined by the 861 Air Cadets and Wide Company Northumberland Cadets, both of whom will provide a Guard of Honour in the run up to kick off before taking to the field during half time for a game of touch rugby.

Volunteers from the Poppy appeal will be running a collection throughout Friday’s game and giving members of the crowd the opportunity to purchase their own poppies ahead of the official Armistice Day commemorations.

Newcastle Falcons have already announced discounted tickets for past and present members of the Armed Forces and Emergency Services at Friday’s game. For more information on that initiative, and on how to claim your own discounted tickets, please click [here][1].

[1]: http://www.newcastlefalcons.co.uk/news/story/forces-ticket-offers-announced-for-cardiff