Peace Games this Sunday

This Sunday. the Club is hosting ‘The Peace Games’ to remember the fallen of the First World War through the Youth of today.

The event, jointly organised with Great Wyrley & Cheslyn Hay History Societies, will take the following format:-

10.00 Words of homage by Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley Royal British Legions
10.10 formal opening by Colonel Christopher Comport OBE, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire
10.30 Eight Under 10s teams play matches on our pitches, including a team managed by Jody Craddock (e Wolves)
11.15 Two disabled teams play a match on our pitches
11.30 Under 10s matches recommence
12.15 approximately – a nephew of a soldier who walked 15 miles to Whittington to sign on for the Staffordshire Regiment in the Great War, will arrive at our home ground after running from Whittington.
12.30 matches finish
12.45 approximately – medals and a letter from Wolves manager Kenny Jackett given to each player by Matt Murray (ex Wolves keeper and Sky pundit)
1.00 free lunch provided to each player

During the event Great Wyrley Table Tennis Club will be demonstrating the game inside the clubhouse (table tennis was a popular sport in WW1).

Great Wyrley & Cheslyn Hay History Societies will be exhibiting photographs and memorabilia of life in the two villages at the start of of the Great War,

The event will be a fitting reminder to all of us of the sacrifice made by young men and women on the eve of the outbreak of war 100 years ago.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

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