As the Games of Remembrance come to Nottingham, the city’s tram network is playing its part in supporting UK football’s biggest ever commemoration of the Great War.
To help people witness the unique sporting spectacle, NET is offering £2 return travel to the two matches on November 8.
It’s also organising special shuttle buses from 5.30pm, operating between Nottingham Station and Trent Bridge (for the City Ground), to make sure nobody misses kick off and can get home after the final whistle.
Organised by The Army Football Association Charitable Fund, the Games of Remembrance put the spotlight on football’s role in keeping British, Commonwealth and German front line troops motivated and fit.
The two football internationals also commemorate how, at home, women took to the game to boost morale and raise funds for the millions of veterans returning with life-changing injuries.
Stephanie Moss-Pearce, NET Marketing Manager, said: “The Games of Remembrance promise to provide an inspirational day out that’ll highlight the football community’s role in the First World War.
“As we approach the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, we’re delighted to support this unique sporting tribute to all those who lost their lives in the conflict.”
Both of Nottingham’s Football League clubs are sharing the honour of hosting the games with the women’s match getting underway at 12 noon at Notts County’s Meadow Lane stadium. The men’s match kicks off at 7.00pm at Nottingham Forest’s City Ground.
Both games will be preceded by two hours of music, life rafts, amazing military machines and 50-strong wives choir, and there will be a host of interactive stalls for the whole family to enjoy.
The £2 event ticket is available from tram stop vending machines for holders of a match ticket.