Eastbourne Borough host the British Army in a friendly at Priory Lane this evening (29 March).
It’s one of three such games being played simultaneously with the National League, with all the games kicking off at 7.45pm.
The aim is to strengthen the ties between the two sides.
Brian Barwick, Chairman of The National League said, "This is an innovative approach and we are pleased that with the cooperation of our member clubs we will be able to consolidate the relationships we have collectively and individually with the Army. We look forward to three enjoyable encounters on the field and meeting up on the evening in three different parts of the country, thus enabling fans to come and support these matches. Our grateful thanks are extended to everyone who is working to make each a success."
Major General Mitch Mitchell, Chairman of the Army FA endorsed these comments by saying, "Over the last two years the support of the National League itself, along with their member clubs and their title sponsors Vanarama has allowed us to forge new links to communities wherever we are based and to assist personnel leaving to return to their working community. These links grow daily for the benefit of all concerned and these three matches will cement even further the ties existing. The Army FA is pleased to join in this venture and hope that it will attract a good following both military and civilian on 29 March. We have strong community connections with the three locations chosen."