Bournemouth fixture dedicated to Remembrance Day.
Leeds United Football Club will pay its respects to fallen heroes from the armed forces on Saturday as the team face Bournemouth in the Premier League, with a special tribute and moment of silence held prior to kick off (3pm).
Our dedicated Remembrance fixture will feature a number of activities as we commemorate the sacrifices of servicemen and women, past and present.
Ahead of kick off, the two club captains will each lay a wreath on the touchline as they lead their teams out of the tunnel, before both sets of teams take their place round the centre circle. There will then be a moment of silence observed by those at Elland Road whilst a performance of The Last Post is played by a bugler live at the side of the pitch.
Ahead of kick-off we are also delighted to have the City of Leeds Pipe Band and Stuart Liddell in attendance, who will both be performing outside the ground and inside the stadium bowl. There will also be representatives from the Royal Air Force, The Royal Navy and The British Army in attendance, whilst our friends from the Parachute Regiment will be alongside us and volunteers from The Yorkshire Regiment will be looking after the bucket collection.
The City of Leeds Pipe Band were founded in 1960 and they previously played at Elland Road back in 1972 when they saw Leeds United return from Wembley with the FA Cup. Stuart Liddell is one of the most gifted pipers in the world, and is also a huge Leeds United fan. Stuart has been recognised all over the world for his ability, winning various awards and he also composed Diu Regnare which was played by over four thousand pipers to honour the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty.
All of the players involved in the game will also be wearing shirts emblazoned with a poppy, and these shirts will be made available for auction following the game – with all proceeds going to local and national military charities. Please keep an eye on the official Leeds United website and Match Worn Shirt for further information.
A massive thank you to all of those who will be in attendance to help mark Remembrance Day, along with all of the servicemen and women who have fought for our country.
If you would like to buy a poppy and donate to The Royal British Legion, please visit rbl.org.uk/poppyappeal.