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The Club, alongside Great Wyrley Local History Society and Cheslyn Hay Local History Society, has organised the above event to use the youth of today as a means of remembering the fallen of WW1. The day is on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1.
Event Outline
– Venue – our own ground in Long Lane, Newtown, Essington WS66AT
– Timings – 9.30 for 10.00 start. Expected finish 12.30
– 8 Under 10s team to take part – 3 from Wyrley Juniors FC, 1 school, a team managed by Jodie Craddock (ex Wolves), 3 teams from other clubs. They will be in 2 groups of 4, each team playing 3 times. No winners – each player receiving a medal.
РA relative of a man who walked from Great Wyrley to Whittington Barracks to sign up for the Staffordshire  Regiment in 1914, will re-enact the 14 mile walk arriving at Long Lane during the morning
– a table tennis exhibition by Great Wyrley Table Tennis club within the club house – table tennis was a popular game during WW1
– exhibitions from Great Wyrley History Society and Cheslyn Hay History Society showing life in the villages at the time of the start of WW1
– Event starts with suitable words from representatives of Gt Wyrley and Cheslyn Hay Royal British Legion branches at 10.00
– Formal opening by representative from Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire at 10.10
– Matches kick off 10.30
– Matches finish approx 12.00
– Medals presented by Matt Murray, ex Wolves keeper
– Hot food provided free of charge to all players
Other points
– there will be attendance by councilors from District Council, Parish Councils and local churches.
– a free event for the children to take part – all costs met by WJFC and Gt. Wyrley Local History Society.
– clubhouse open afterwards for food and refreshments
–¬†event has been kindly affiliated by Staffordshire FA free of charge
This will be a high profile event for the club.
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