Bolton Wanderers' Tribute To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Bolton Wanderers will pay their respects to Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at Saturday’s home game against Peterborough United.

Football has this week come together to mark the passing of The Queen, who died last Thursday at the age of 96 after 70 years as monarch.

Saturday’s League One fixture will be our first home game since her death and supporters are warmly invited to be part of the acts of remembrance.

Flags continue to be flown at half-mast outside the University of Bolton Stadium and a picture of Her late Majesty has been placed beside the open memorial book in the Remembrance window adjacent to the stadium’s main entrance, inside reception, the club shop, hotel reception and the Chairman’s Lounge.

The Bolton Wanderers Supporters’ Trust will be laying a wreath outside the Remembrance window ahead of the game and encourage other fans to visit and lay any tributes of their own, as well as joining in applause in the 70th minute of the match in acknowledgement of The Queen’s reign.

Supporters are asked to arrive at the ground early – and please be seated by 2.50pm – and music played before the match will be reflective of the national mood.

A picture of The Queen will be displayed on the big screen and LED boards around the pitch will also reflect the dates of her life.

Before kick-off, and with the players of both teams standing around the centre circle, club chaplain Phil Mason will lead a tribute to Queen Elizabeth II before a minute’s silence and prayers.

The national anthem ‘God Save The King’ will then be sung, led by international opera singer Sean Ruane and accompanied by members of the Bolton-based Lancashire Artillery Volunteers Band, under the direction of Sgt Swales.

Players, coaching staff and match officials will all wear black armbands and a commemorative matchday programme to mark the day and the life and service of Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II will be available to buy.

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