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RAF in action at the Greenhous Meadow

13 March 2013

The RAF take on the Royal Navy tonight

There's football at the Greenhous Meadow this evening when the RAF Football Association team take on their Royal Navy Football Association counterparts.

 

The Greenhous Meadow is now the officially adopted 'home' of RAF football.

 

The Army play out of Aldershot Town's ground and the Navy from Portsmouth’s Fratton Park.

 

The three services play each other each season as a part of their fixture list, with The Army and Navy alternating their visits to the Greenhous Meadow.

 

In recent seasons the RAF have been the team to beat and have a succession of championships to their name.

 

This makes every fixture enticing and competitive as the other two services vie for the crown. The matchball for this evenings game will be delivered by a helicopter from RAF Shawbury on the pitch.

 

"This is a spectacle worth watching in itself," said Martin James, Shrewsbury Town's head of community development. "We are delighted to host the match and with military bands, flags and the national anthem being sung by an invited singer we are set for a great evening."

 

Wednesday's match kicks off at 7pm with admission and car parking free. Refreshments are also available to purchase at the game.



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