JBFC Football returned to action for the autumn term on Saturday 1o September at its home on QE2 Jubilee Field in Tile House Lane, and it provided the opportunity for the kids to pay their respects to The Queen.
Her Majesty passed away just two days earlier, so the children across the three groups, aged from 4 to 14, all observed impeccable silences before their football coaching sessions to remember our amazing Queen, and leader.
Queen Elizabeth II was a patron of the Football Association, and was present at some of the biggest moments in English football history.
From presenting the World Cup trophy to England captain Bobby Moore at Wembley in 1966, to watching from the Royal Box at FA Cup finals.
When England’s Lionesses won the European Championship this summer, The Queen also paid a touching tribute to the team.
“Your success goes far beyond the trophy you have so deservedly earned. You have set an example that will be an inspiration for girls and women today, and for future generations.”
So, Queen Elizabeth II had strong links to the beautiful game, so it was a fitting tribute from JBFC’s players to mark her life with a moment’s reflection. She would have been proud of all of the young football players at JBFC.