All under-16s and service personnel, past and present, will be entitled to free entry for Barrow AFC’s National League game against Sutton United at Holker Street on Saturday.

This giveaway is linked to the postponement of the Dover game last month and contains some elements of the planned event for what was Non-League Day, as well as a British Legion Poppy collection in advance of Remembrance Sunday.

The club have linked up with The Bluebirds Trust and Furness Multicultural Forum to promote the ticket giveaway, which will also see serving or ex-service personnel receive free entry if they visit the ticket office prior to the game.

The Barrow players will be promoting the anti-racist message of ‘Furness Families Against Hate’ with a T-shirt designed in a competition for local schools. Children will form an honour guard as players enter the pitch and there will also be a minute’s silence for Remembrance.

Bluebirds Trust chairman Steve Herbert said: “I can’t thank the club enough for helping our Non-League Day sponsors, NG Bailey, Edmundsons and Volker Stevin, by allowing this further free entry to all under-16s.

“It will also be great, for the children involved, to share in our remembrance and respect for those who lost their lives, so we could enjoy the freedoms we have as a society.

“We will be donating all our raffle proceeds to The British Legion and they will also be selling poppies.”

It will be a busy day for the Bluebirds Trust, who will also be holding the Annual General Meeting at the Study Centre at the ground from 11am.

“There’s a great deal happening down at the club on Saturday and the club couldn’t do more to support this,” said Herbert. “With the team riding high in the league, an opportunity to come together as a community and free tickets for under-16s and service personnel, they really deserve our fullest support.’ “