Military Game at The Nest

On Monday 21st of August, The Nest hosted a special game for the British Army.

The 4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland played a ‘Sergeants vs Corporals’ game for the Coleman Cup, a commemorative match played in memory of Sgt Jamie Coleman who sadly took his own life in 2022.

The Battalion, known as ‘The Highlanders’, are currently training Ukrainian soldiers at Thetford for the frontline, and some attended Sunday’s game against Millwall.

The Coleman Cup was presented to the winning Sergeant’s Mess team after achieving a 1-0 victory by Jamie’s mother, Fay Darroch and his sister Saskia Blacklock, who travelled the long journey from North Ayrshire, Scotland to be in attendance.

Nev Townsend, chairman of Forces2Canaries, told us:

“We received the initial email request from the Battalion just ten days ago and with the help of The Nest, our members, and other key people, what we’ve seen tonight has been fantastic. It was a great football match and an honour to meet Sergeant Coleman’s family, who we presented with a Norwich City shirt after the game.”

Our own Jackie Thornton, Head of Strategy and Development at The Nest, was in attendance and got to experience being at the heart of the event:

“It was a pleasure for The Nest to host the inaugural Coleman Cup and welcome so many serving personnel and veterans. The game was played in great spirits and was a great opportunity to remember Sgt Jamie Coleman. We hope to welcome them back again in the future.”