Edward Latheron

Somewhere between Ypres and Poperinghe there is a little plot of ground at Vlamertyngh which is 'forever England.' There sleeps the mortal remains of Edwin Gladstone Latheron, an English international footballer who has given joy to thousands.Read more

14 lions: England’s war-time footballers

14 members of the England national team served in the First World War. Here are there stories.Read more

Evelyn Lintott: the defender who went to war

The death of England international Evelyn Lintott on 1 July, 1916, was national news. Many newspapers carried reports of his death in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, but none was more heartfelt than that written by his brother Frederick, the sports editor of the Bradford Telegraph. In a series of articles, he wrote his brother’s life story.Read more

Woodland Trust – County FA Blog – Aldermere AFC

In 1914 and 1915 tens of thousands of amateur footballers volunteered to serve in the British armed forces. Clubs across the country contributed their share to Lord Kitchener’s call for volunteers, including one on the edge of Greater Manchester; Aldermere AFC.Read more

County Football Association's first blog

Between 1914 and 1915 Britain raised the second largest volunteer army in historyRead more

Commemorating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps on their centenary

Women didn't just serve on the home front but behind the front lines too! Find out more about the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the centenary of their first deployment.Read more

Sir Bobby Charlton becomes Manchester United’s Club Champion

Manchester United and England football legend, Sir Bobby Charlton CBE, becomes Club Champion.Read more

Top football faces join For Club and Country launch party

On the eve of the most poignant date of the year to anyone involved in military conflict the Woodland Trust and National Football Museum played host to a significant and poignant event of its own in Manchester.Read more

For Club and Country

As the country marks the centenary of the Battle of The Somme, the Woodland Trust and National Football Museum today launched For Club And Country, a project aimed at helping football fans recognise the contribution of clubs and players during the First World War.Read more

What is For Club and Country?

In 2014, the National Football Museum in Manchester created a major exhibition, The Greater Game: Football and The First World War to tell the forgotten stories of players and fans during the conflict.Read more