Yateley United FC : Lest We Forget

Youth to Adult. Home and Away. United in remembrance. 🌺

𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘭𝘥, 𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘭𝘦𝘧𝘵 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸 𝘰𝘭𝘥;

𝘈𝘨𝘦 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘸𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮, 𝘯𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘺𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘴 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘮𝘯;

𝘈𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘥𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘶𝘯, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘮𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨,

𝘞𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘳𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮.

Photo Credit: Rafal Bak Photography

2023 Remembrance Weekend the club was united in showing it’s gratitude, respects and remembering those from our community and beyond who paid the ultimate price whilst defending our freedom and way of life.

The Weekend began on Thursday at our home, as Sean Devereux Park was adorned with Poppies, and our Community Centre hosted the Royal British Legion Yateley Branch for their Quiz night.

Preparations for the weekend activity continued through the Friday the final touches were completed ready for the weekend.

On the morning of Remembrance Saturday, despite many of our home youth fixtures being postponed or moved due to the recent vandalism of 2 key pitches, our youth teams ensured the day was marked with exemplary respect before each one of their fixtures.

Photo Credit: @dazfish_eleven

Grassroots Youth Football truly came together as Youth teams across the leagues were united in observing silence prior to kick off, as shown in these incredible photos.

Next up came our First Teams fixture against Berks County. Entry to the match was free for all Veterans and those military personnel still serving. Thanks to our ticketing partners Give Back 50 scheme, all online ticket sales included a donation to the Royal British Legion.

We were joined at Sean Devereux Park by our esteemed guests of honour, which included members of the Royal British Legion Yateley and Bryan, a bugler from the Sandhurst Silver Band, to sound the Last Post and Reveille and mark this extremely important day of remembrance.

Photo Credit: Rafal Bak Photography

The match itself was a hard fought and very even brilliant game of football, with both teams having chances to win the game. Score 1-1.

Over to Remembrance Sunday and once again our amazing youth teams representing the club impeccably.

The weekend events were concluded in the attendance of an incredible Yateley Remembrance parade and ceremony at the Yateley War Memorial. One of our own very young footballers from the U6 academy represented the club, sporting Yateley United FC colours in the rain, to place the wreath in its position, where amongst the others it will remain as a symbol of our gratitude and respect.

Photo Credit: @dazfish_eleven

United for the Community.

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