Woking Football Club is pleased to announce that it signed the Armed Forces Covenant (CAFMC) on Saturday 30th April 2016. It was countersigned on behalf of the Ministry of Defence by Lt Col Anthony Phillips, Commanding Officer, Army Training Centre, Pirbright, who, beforehand, had attended and participated in a ceremony at the club to unveil a plaque in memory of former Woking player, Evelyn Henry Lintott, who was tragically killed at the battle of the Somme on July 1st 1916. After completing the signing, Lt Col Phillips stayed on as a guest of the club to watch the last home game of the season against Eastleigh. The club now joins an ever-growing number of companies, councils and other organisations who have signed the CAFMC.
The main aim of the CAFMC is to ensure that no member of the armed forces should face disadvantage at work or in the community compared to other citizens. In some cases there may be special consideration for those who have given most to their country, such as the injured or bereaved. It exists, therefore, to redress the disadvantages that the armed forces community may face in comparison to other citizens and to recognise sacrifices made.
“Woking Football Club is proud to sign the Covenant and we look forward to working closely with, especially, the Army Training Centre, veterans, reservists and cadets. We are a community club and inclusive of all communities and the signing of the Covenant will ensure our services community is fully integrated into the civilian community.”