Football marks a solemn moment

BJFFU U10 v YMCA U10
BJFFU U10 v YMCA U10

Fylde coast footballers were picture perfect for a poignant football commemoration last weekend.

Junior teams across the coast took part in the Football Remembers project, remembering the Christmas Truce of 1914.

AFC Gulls  (4 to 6 year olds)

AFC Gulls (4 to 6 year olds)

The British Council, FA, Football League and Premier League all backed this mass-participation event marking the centenary of one of the First World War’s most moving stories.

On Christmas Day 1914, warring armies on the battlefields of Europe not only held a short-lived ceasefire, but even emerged from the trenches to play football matches in ‘no man’s land’.

Football Remembers was devised as a tribute, with teams across the country invited to pose for a photograph before matches over the past week as a mark of respect, then post the snaps on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #footballremembers.

The pictures have been collated for the website www.footballremembers.com and can be viewed now.

Here’s a selection of pictures taken at Fylde coast fixtures last weekend, including the one from Bloomfield Road as Blackpool faced Birmingham.