Football clubs across Cheshire came together at the weekend to commemorate the centenary of one of the most iconic moments of the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce.

Football Remembers Week, from December 5-14, is a joint collaboration between the FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council and the aim is to engage football fans and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium when soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into ‘no man’s land’ to share in an impromptu ceasefire.

To mark the anniversary, every professional team in the Premier League, Football League, FA Cup – and all other levels of the game – are encouraged to pose together in a mixed group photograph as a mark of respect to those on both sides that took part in the 1914 Christmas Truce.

Each home team is asked to nominate someone to take the photo and then upload it via social media using the hashtag #footballremembers.

 

All the pictures will be automatically uploaded to the website www.footballremembers.com which will act as a moment of record of football in 2014, a century on from the First World War, and will be preserved for future generations.

Pictures from any match of any size can be uploaded, from school to Sunday league fixtures, five-a-side matches to kickabouts in the back garden.

In his role as president of The FA, HRH The Duke of Cambridge backed Football Remembers and said: “The British Council, together with The FA, Premier League and Football League, have put together a tremendous resource for use in the classroom and at home.

“It promises to be a powerful way to engage and educate young people about such an important moment in our history.

“We all grew up with the story of soldiers from both sides putting down their arms on Christmas Day, and it remains wholly relevant today as a message of hope over adversity, even in the bleakest of times.”

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