On Sunday, Portsmouth and AFC Wimbledon embarked on a special occasion for a host of reasons at Fratton Park. Not only was it Pompey's dedicated remembrance fixture, but it was also the first game since the Paris attacks, and with TV cameras broadcasting the game live on Sky Sports. Prior to the game poignant tributes were paid to both the fallen in both World Wars, and those who died in the Paris attacks on Friday night. A wreath was laid in front of the Fratton End by Pompey skipper, Michael Doyle, while French duo, Nigel Atangana and Rommy Boco paraded the French flag during the two minutes' silence.
Sunday was also supported by WRS Tech who were the games main match sponsors and were tasked with selecting man of the match.
WRS Tech has a long established track record supporting Portsmouth FC through match sponsorship and in partnership with Portsmouth Football Club and WRS Tech, The Pompey Pals Memorial Project (two wonderful memorial stones by Dennis Johns and his company Stonerite Memorials) was also successfully realized to remember not just the fallen of the battalions but all those who served which was especially important for Sunday’s memorial game.
Rebecca Thomas (Maritime Resourcer) and Katy Smith (Marine Resourcer) presented the man of the Match award to Christian Burgess in the Partners Lounge after the match. The WRS Tech team is not sure who enjoyed the encounter more…
The hospitality offered by the corporate services team at Portsmouth FC was fantastic and the WRS Tech specialist Marine and Shipping Teams enjoyed spending the afternoon together.