NEWPORT County are set to play an active part in the city’s Remembrance Day commemorations this year, as the club look to pay their respects to those who lost their lives at war.

The club is set to be represented in the Remembrance Day parade on Sunday, with a number of club representatives joining the march.

Chairman Gavin Foxall said: “There is going to be about 30 representatives from the club at the parade on Sunday. That includes members of the board, including myself, and some of the directors, the manager, some of the players and representatives from supporters’ groups. We will also be laying a wreath at the event.”

The players have also been sporting poppies on their shirts during matches recent matches, and have dedicated the Colchester game on November 17 as their remembrance match, where the club will hold holding a bucket collection at the ground and will welcome special guests from the Royal British Legion.

Mr Foxall explained: “The players wore poppies on their home shirts last week away at Carlisle, and will wear them on our away shirt against Met Police in the FA Cup on Saturday. The players will then wear them again on November 17 at home to Colchester in our dedicated remembrance match.

“The players’ shirts from those three games will be auctioned off with the money going to the Royal British Legion.”

Players Fraser Franks and Andrew Crofts will be at the club’s Kingsway Club Shop today from 2.30pm as the club launch their limited-edition Replica Poppy Playing Shirts, which supporters will be able to purchase for a limited time.

Next week, the club are set to plant a commemorative tree at Llanwern High School as a part of the ‘For Club and Country’ project run by the Football League to create a living legacy to remember the football players who lost their lives fighting in the First World War.