Tickets For Troops
Thursday, 03 November, 2011
The FA to give 1,000 England v Sweden tickets to servicemen and women.
The FA has once again teamed up with Tickets For Troops to offer servicemen and women 1,000 tickets to England v Sweden at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday 15 November.
The FA has also donated 500 free tickets for the upcoming England international against Spain on Saturday 12 November.
An FA spokesperson said: "We are delighted to support our Armed Forces in this way as a small token of our thanks for their courage and sacrifice.
"These games are both being played close to Remembrance Sunday and we will be showing our respect alongside fans by holding a minute’s silence ahead of kick off against Spain.”
"Tickets For Troops Chairman Lord Marland said: “Tickets for Troops has benefited from a great wave of generosity from our ticket donors and patrons who have wanted to demonstrate their support and appreciation of the dedication and commitment of the marvellous men and women from our forces.
"I want to thank The FA for being one of our leading ticket providers.”
Tickets For Troops was set up two years ago to provide members of the Armed Forces with free tickets for major sporting events, theatre performances, music concerts and cultural attractions. Since launching, the charity has been donated over 260,000 tickets and over 100,000 troops have registered on the official website.
The FA has been one of the most generous supporters donating over 20,000 tickets to members of the Armed Forces through the scheme.
Tickets For Troops has been supported by a wide range of organisations and has been able to offer free tickets to a huge number of high profile events; recently these have included tickets for the NFL International Series, Lee Evans Roadrunner Tour and the RFL Engage Super League Grand Final.