On Saturday 13th December 2014 Storrington Vipers and Mole Valley Rangers U15’s took part in the Christmas truce campaign (a collaboration between The Football League, the Premier League, The FA and the British Council) before their crucial league fixture.
Before the game started, players from both teams joined together in a line for a team photo, to remember the centenary of the Christmas truce whereby on Christmas Day 1914 in the Western Front, soldiers from both Britain and Germany stopped fighting and walked into ‘no man’s land’ together.
On that day they set up a football pitch on the frosty, war torn grass and using coats and jackets for goal posts, they played a football match.
All over the country there have been thousands of teams taking part in this campaign, from Premier league clubs to amateur level- to kids football on a Saturday morning- these two teams were no different. Both managers were keen to show the boys that no matter what the situation, football can bring people together.