As part of this year’s Football Remembers campaign, club captain Steven Davis planted an oak tree at Staplewood Campus as a living legacy to the club’s former players who lost their lives in the First World War.
With 2018 marking the 100th anniversary of Armistice, there has been a particular poignance to the Remembrance events taking place around the country.
In partnership with the Woodland Trust and National Football Museum’s ‘For Club and Country’ project, the Premier League, English Football League, Professional Footballers’ Association and Football Association have been planting trees to commemorate those who served and died for their country.
Davis conducted the ceremony at Southampton’s training ground, planting the tree that will help keep the memory alive of those ex-Saints who made the ultimate sacrifice.
It comes at the same time as the club unveiled a special, permanent memorial plaque at St Mary’s in honour of the 28 former players who gave their lives in both World Wars.