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Worrall takes part in memorial project

21 March 2018

Nottingham Forest defender Joe Worrall was among a group of England players to show their support for the ‘For Club and Country’ project.

The project, backed by the Woodland Trust and the National Football Museum, aims to create a lasting legacy to the 14 international footballers who served their country in the First World War.

Joe, along with representatives from different age groups for both the men's and women's England teams, planted 14 trees near to The FA's national football centre St George's Park earlier this week to create a permanent First World War centenary memorial.

Some of the more unlikely heroes between 1914 and 1918 were the footballers of the time, who bravely joined up and went off to war. As they left the hallowed turf of professional football pitches for the trenches of the front line, football was changed forever.

Meanwhile female footballers kept the national game alive during the conflict, playing in front of thousands of supporters at the time.

The 'For Club and Country' project aims to create a woodland with dedicated trees in team groves at the Woodland Trust's Centenary Woods at Langley Vale in Epsom. Everyone who dedicates a tree will be remembered in a digital roll of honour while the wood will create a lasting, living legacy to all those that died or were involved in the First World War.

Fans can help plant trees in remembrance by texting WOODS ENG to 70025 to donate £5 or visit forclubandcountry.org.uk.


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