Sunday, 22 August 2010

Southend United's Camouflage Day

Southend United Football Club is urging its supporters to turn up in camouflage kit at their match against Torquay United on 4th September to show their support for Britain's Armed Forces.

The Blues' new manager Paul Sturrock came up with the idea for "Camouflage Day" which will include a number of military-themed events - a combat display on the pitch, a special Blue Belles army dance and camouflage face-painting.

Local hero Sgt Billy Moore MC from The 1st Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment will also meet the team and tell them about his exploits on the frontline in Afghanistan.

A collection in aid of Help for Heroes will also be held at the ground.

If the Gulls' supporters turn up in combats as well, then both sides will be united in showing their solidarity with the guys fighting in Afghan.

The Blues' boss said: "We all applaud the work that the armed services are doing at home and abroad. It is not just about them but also about the families and the communities they live in who are all affected. This is an opportunity for the football club and its fans to show its support."

Nice one, Paul!

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