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Posh Salute Her Majesty’s Armed Forces

14 September 2012

Posh once again support Tickets For Troops initiative this season.

The military charity, Tickets For Troops, is delighted to announce that nPower Championship side Peterborough United Football Club will once again support the initiative donating tickets for their home fixtures at the London Road Stadium this season (2012/13).

Tickets For Troops, which provides free tickets for sporting, musical and theatrical events to members of the Armed Forces, has had a longstanding partnership with The Football League since the charity was established in 2009 providing thousands of football tickets to service personnel.

Over 17,500 tickets have currently been donated by Football League clubs across the UK for the 2012/13 season.

Peterborough United Football Club spokesperson said: 'The Armed forces do an incredible job and we at Peterborough United are delighted to confirm that we will once again by backing the Ticket for Troops initiative supported by the Football League. We have been supporters of this initiative since the start and we believe representatives of our Armed Forces should be rewarded in this way. We hope to see many members of the Troops at London Road and applaud them for their continued service.'

Gavin Megaw, Director of External Affairs at The Football League, said: 'Football League clubs have a longstanding close relationship with the Armed Forces, and it is great to see Peterborough United Football Club Ltd supporting Tickets For Troops in this way. The charity is a fantastic way of giving something back to our servicemen and women and The Football League is proud to be making a contribution to that effort.'

Tickets For Troops Director of Operations, Ross Barden said: 'The men and women of Her Majesty's Armed Forces are doing such an extraordinary job during these difficult times and it is fantastic that Peterborough United Football Club Ltd and The Football League have wanted to demonstrate their support and appreciation in such a generous way.'

England captain and Tickets For Troops Patron, Steven Gerrard MBE, said: “Young men and women are risking their lives every day and Tickets for Troops is a very simple way of respecting their courage and their sacrifices.”

Troops are encouraged to go online and register at www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk to take advantage of the fantastic tickets available for The Armed Forces.


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