A FOOTBALL club will mark Remembrance Sunday with a special ceremony and offer for veterans and armed forces personnel.

Spennymoor Town will offer any current or former military personnel free admission to its Vanarama National League North home match with Southport on Saturday. Gates open at 1.30pm for a 3pm kick-off.

The match against The Sandgrounders falls on the day before Remembrance Sunday 2019 and the club is using the game to honour the annual commemoration.

Armed Forces personnel are asked to present their military ID at the ground’s turnstiles to access the offer.

A wreath will be laid on the pitch pre-match and a bugler will play The Last Post. Collections will also be held at the game.

Tony Wilson, managing director of Spennymoor Town, said the weekend's events build on a partnership formed last year with Bishop Auckland’s 8th Battalion Rifles.

He said: “It is always a thoughtful and emotional weekend on the calendar when Remembrance Sunday comes around.

£As a club we’re doing more work within the community and building links with more organisations, including the military. It is something I feel strongly about personally, as do many of our supporters, sponsors and staff.

“It will be an enjoyable day with an exciting match in prospect, as well as a poignant schedule off-the-field.

“Considering what our military do for the people of this country, free entry to the match is the least we can offer. Indeed, I expect that we’ll do even more with veterans and services personnel as our links with community and public organisations continue to flourish. I hope to see plenty of veterans at the ground to enjoy the match. I hope the lads on the pitch can put on a show that they’ll enjoy.”