Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 4 December 2014
Sunderland RCA FC are to commemorate the centenary of one of the most iconic moments of the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce – as part of a week of remembrance activity in December 2014.
’Football Remembers Week' will take place from 5-14 December. A joint collaboration between The FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council, the aim is to engage football fans and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium.
On 25 December 1914, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into ‘no man’s land’ to share in an impromptu ceasefire. First-hand accounts from the time include references to football being played and photographs taken.
Submitted by Rob Jones on Thursday, 27 November 2014
Gary Wood (RCA Captain) underwent surgery yesterday on his right hip to repair his cartilage and re-shape his hip ball bone. Although it is early days yet he is confident that he will be able to do light training by late January but it is likely that he will miss the rest of the season. Everyone at RCA wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to meeting up with him on Saturday if he feels up to it.
Update: 12.15pm Thursday, 27 November 2014
I have just spoken to Gary and his operation did not go to plan.