Trust remembers Walter Tull

22nd Mar 2018

 

TRUST REMEMBERS WALTER TULL

NTFC Supporters' Trust will be playing a full part in the centenary commemoration of Walter Tull, the former Northampton Town footballer who was the first black officer to lead white British soldiers in battle in World War One.

The Trust will be represented at Saturday’s memorial service at the statue of Walter in the courtyard at Northampton’s Guildhall. And we will lay a wreath of remembrance at the Walter Tull Memorial at Sixfields, prior to the Good Friday home match against Charlton Athletic.

The Trust will also:-

  • arrange for a stonemason to refresh the fading lettering on the Walter Tull memorial at Sixfields
  • set up a ‘No Barriers’ campaign designed to benefit football supporters nationwide, as part of the Government’s Tull 100 initiative
  • speak to the football club about a community-based project which all Cobblers clubs can sign up to for next season
Trust chairman Andy Roberts said: “The story of Walter Tull is both fascinating and inspiring and is one which deserves to be heard loud and clear.
 
"At Northampton Town we all stand on the shoulders of a pioneering giant. We hope this commemoration can inspire the footballing community in Northampton for many years to come. 
 

“We will continue to aim to raise the profile of Walter Tull and, in his name, work to remove any barriers to football fans enjoying this beautiful game.”