The council will fly St George’s flag on England EUR0 2012 match days
PUBLISHED: 09:41 08 June 2012
Barking and Dagenham Council will back England’s campaign to the win the UEFA EURO 2012, by flying the St George’s flag during the tournament.
The major football tournament kicks off today and the flag will fly at Barking Town Hall and the Civic Centre in Dagenham on England match days.
England is in Group D and will take on France on Monday, Sweden next Friday and Ukraine on June 19.
Council Leader, Cllr Liam Smith, said: “We wish the England team the best of luck for the UEFA Championship and the St George’s flag will be flown in honour of the team.
“This is a fantastic year for sport and celebrating sporting events is a great way for residents in the borough to come together.
“Barking and Dagenham has a rich sporting heritage and has produced a number of footballing heroes including Sir Alf Ramsey, England Captain Bobby Moore, England Coach Terry Venables, Tony Adams and Martin Peters.”
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