Mather & Co mark WW1 centenary with Football Exhibition

Mather & Co has designed “The Greater Game – Football & The First World War” exhibition at the National Football Museum. Opened on 19 December 2014 by Greg Dyke, Chairman of the FA, it commemorates the centenary year of WW1 and the roles played by a number of footballers who gave everything for their country.

Kevin Moore, National Football Museum Director said: “Even in some of the world’s darkest times, the love of football and the spirit of the game continues. This is captured beautifully in ‘The Greater Game’ with never before seen film footage and first-hand accounts.”

The exhibition explores the fact and fiction behind the famous Christmas Truce matches as well as commemorating the sacrifices made by players from clubs across the land. It features a ball booted “over the top” by Captain Wilfred P. Nevill on the Battle of the Somme’s first day and a diary kept by Lt C.B. Brockbank of the 6th Bn Cheshire Regiment detailing the famous Christmas Day football game of 1914.