April 13th 2016

Football club pledge support for the Armed Forces Community

Lincoln City Football Club signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Lincoln City Football Club has pledged to support the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.

The Covenant was signed by the football club’s Chairman Robert Dorrian, and Ministry of Defence representative Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Parker, the Commanding Officer of 158 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps.
The Club has pledged to: promote the Club as an Armed Forces friendly organisation; actively promote Armed Forces Day; strive to support the employment of veterans, service leaders service spouses and partners; offer support to local cadet force units; seek to support club employees who are members of the Reserve Forces and form a partnership between Defence and the football club.

Kevin Cooke, Managing Director, at Lincoln City Football Club, said: “’The Club was delighted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant. We have always had a strong relationship with the Royal Air Force and the Army and so it was perfectly natural for us to sign.

“We hope to strengthen our bond with the services and with the men and women that serve our country.”

John Wilson, East Midlands Regional Employer Engagement Director, said: “The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces or their families are fairly treated. The Covenant is a national responsibility involving government, businesses, local authorities, charities and the public.

“We are delighted that Lincoln City Football Club has signed the Covenant to confirm their support for the Armed Forces community.”

The Officer Commanding the local Reserve unit, Major Lee Cope, attended the signing on behalf of 160 Transport Squadron in Lincoln. He said: “It is important for us as a unit to engage with local businesses and increase their understanding about the Reserve Forces and the transferable skills our soldiers could bring into their civilian workplaces. Lincoln City Football Club is an important element of our community so we were pleased to be invited along to the signing event.”

The Armed Forces Covenant was signed on 19 March 2016 at Lincoln City Football Club.

"The Club was delighted to sign the Armed Forces Covenant."