We remember loved ones, friends and England legends

Friday 25 Sep 2020
Remembering loved ones and England legends

By the time Wales visit Wembley Stadium next month it will have been 11 long months since the Three Lions last played under the iconic arch.

During that period and while our nation bravely faced the challenges of a pandemic, we have had to say goodbye to some of football’s greats who we were proud to call England internationals.

Four 1966 World Cup winners - Martin Peters, Peter Bonetti, Norman Hunter and Jack Charlton - said their final farewells, while we also lost ex-England captain Trevor Cherry and former U21 international Peter Whittingham’s life was cut short at the age of 35.

While we remember those former players, we are also mindful that many of our supporters will be mourning the loss of loved ones during this difficult time.

So when England make that long-awaited return to Wembley, it will be the first opportunity to not only pay tribute to those who proudly represented the Three Lions on the pitch but also those who have followed us far and wide with a special pre-match ceremony.

The England Supporters Travel Club is a tight-knit community; we've seen over the years how much some members do for others in terms of organising coach travel to matches, collaborating on Wembley Stadium's drop-down banners, and assisting some of our less-able members to attend games both home and away.

That is why we are giving our closest supporters the opportunity to pay their respects to fellow Three Lions-supporting loved ones and friends alongside England legends on the big screen at Wembley, and across our social media channels, ahead of kick-off against Wales on Wednesday 7 October.

Any ESTC member wishing to include a fellow England fan in this remembrance montage should send a photograph along with name and years of life (i.e. 1950-2020) to englandsupportersclub@thefa.com

The deadline for all submissions is 5pm on Monday 28 September 2020. Owing to the anticipated volume, unfortunately, it may not be possible to reply to every supporter individually.

By FA Staff