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Tull to be remembered at Thursday's game

13 June 2020

The image of Walter Tull will be part of the Cobbler in the Crowd scheme at the PTS Academy Stadium on Thursday.

Tull was born in Folkestone in 1888 and orphaned after the death of his English mother and his Barbadian father. He became a professional footballer and played for the Cobblers.

After war broke out, he served in the Footballers’ Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment and fought on the Somme. Commissioned in May 1917, Tull became the first mixed-race Army officer to command troops in a regular unit.

After fighting in Italy, he returned to the Western Front. On 25 March 1918, he was killed in action. Having no known grave, Tull is commemorated on the Arras Memorial and there is a memorial in his name at Sixfields.

All supporters can arrange to be ‘virtually' inside the PTS Academy Stadium for the play off semi final first leg against Cheltenham Town as part of the Cobbler in the Crowd promotion.

As a Cobbler in the Crowd, supporters can arrange to have their own face in the stand or alternatively this would make a fantastic Father's Day gift, a birthday present for a loved one or even a tribute to someone no longer with us who used to enjoy Northampton Town games.

To be a Cobbler in the Crowd costs just £25 and to take part please visit Once you have placed your order via you will receive a confirmation email (remember to check your spam folders!)

This email will contain your booking reference number. Please then email your photo, name and address along with your booking reference number in the title of the email to

The closing date for orders and photos is 5pm on 14th June 2020.

For full details, please see

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