The Imps have today come together with over 60 clubs from across the professional game to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War.
In partnership with the Woodland Trust and National Football Museum’s ‘For Club and Country project’ The Premier League, English Football League, Professional Footballers’ Association and Football Association are planting trees to create a living legacy to the footballers who served and died 100 years ago in the First World War as part of the national, Football Remembers campaign.
Players became so much more than just heroes on the football pitch. Some of the more unlikely heroes of the First World War were the footballers of the time, who bravely joined up and went off to war. As they left the hallowed turf of professional football pitches for the trenches of the front-line football and families were changed forever.
This week, The Imps' Vice Chairman, Roger Bates and CEO Liam Scully planted the first of eight trees at the new Soper of Lincoln Elite Performance Centre to remember former Imps, Tommy Asnip, James Comrie, Arthur Hulme, George Kennedy, Peter Mackin, Thomas Morris, Walter Smith and Tommy Strong who all served and died during the First World War.
Supporters of clubs across the Premier League and English Football League are being encouraged to join their club heroes by planting trees to create a lasting living legacy across football. Supporters can find out more about their club’s history and football’s involvement in the war by visiting https://www.forclubandcountry.org.uk/lincolncity