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Stoke City clash to be dedicated Poppy fixture

An Albion badge next to a poppy

Albion host their annual dedicated remembrance fixture when Stoke City visit The Hawthorns this weekend.

Carlos Corberán’s team will wear poppy-emblazoned blue and white shirts for the clash, which will be available to supporters via an online auction.

The bidding will go live here once the game has started on Saturday, November 12 (3pm) and end two weeks later, on Saturday November 26 at 3pm.

The club has planned a number of remembrance activities ahead of kick-off against Stoke.

All players, staff and fans from both teams will observe a minute’s silence which will include the playing of the Last Post. Both club captains will place a wreath in the centre circle. 

In addition to the above, members of Albion’s U12 academy side will be pitchside to share their work and stories around the Christmas Truce tournament.

The youngsters have been or will be completing a variety of different tasks, including laying a wreath at the West Bromwich war memorial on Friday, November 11, undertaking classroom workshops to learn about the significance of the poppy and designing their own club poppy.

Three players will also read out the “In Flanders Field” poem at The Hawthorns before kick-off against the Potters.

The U12 side will travel to the Army and Air Force base in Aldershot over the weekend to participate in the Christmas Truce qualifiers. Should they win their group, their prize will be a place at the Christmas Truce tournament in Ypres, Belgium this December.

We will also be joined by 20 members of the 481 West Browmich Royal Air Force Air Cadets who are based at the Army Reserve Centre in Carters Green, West Bromwich on Saturday.