Youngsters from City's Academy have helped to plant 11 trees at the City Football Academy to honour the 11 Blues players who died during World War I.

The trees have been planted next to the bridge connecting the CFA to the Etihad Stadium along Alan Turing Way, which is accessible to fans and the wider community.

In partnership with the Woodland Trust and the National Football Museum’s ‘For Club and Country project’, The Premier League, English Football League, Professional Footballers’ Association and Football Association are planting trees to create a living legacy to the footballers who served and died 100 years ago in the First World War as part of the national, Football Remembers campaign.

Almost every team in the league today sent players to the front between 1914 and 1918 and many never returned.Those that did were never the same again.The Woodland Trust project For Club and Country also remembers the women, who single-handedly kept the national game alive during the conflict, playing in front of hundreds of thousands of supporters.

Supporters of clubs across the Premier League and English Football League are being encouraged to join their club heroes by planting trees to create a lasting living legacy across football. Supporters can find out more about their club’s history and football’s involvement in the war by visiting www.forclubandcountry.org.uk/mancity


                        City plant trees to commemorate WWI Centenary

City players who served and died:

Frank Booth

George Brooks

Tom Callaghan

James Conlin

Thomas Farrell

Julius Gregory

Frank Hesham

Patrick McGuire

Alexander Turnbull

William Wallace

Jack Yuill