npower have joined Football League clubs in supporting Ticket for Troops by making hundreds of pairs of tickets available for matches this Remembrance Weekend.

Created in 2009, Tickets for Troops was set up to provide tickets to musical, cultural and sporting events to all serving members of the Armed Forces and those medically discharged since 2001.

In just a year, over 200,000 tickets have be supplied with more than 70,000 troops having registered for the scheme at www.ticketsfortroops.org.uk.

And Football League sponsors, npower have added to this tally with tickets available to members of the Armed Forces at 28 League grounds this weekend.

The support comes in addition to 30 Football League clubs pledging to donate tickets to the charity during the 2010/11 campaign.

"Tickets for Troops has benefited from a great wave of generosity from our ticket donors who have wanted to demonstrate their support and show their appreciation for the dedication and commitment of the marvellous men and women of our Armed Forces," said Tickets for Troops Chairman, Lord Marland.

"I would like to thank npower for recognising the difference Tickets for Troops is making and for their fantastic support which enables troops from all corners of the country to support their local team."

Sue Heritage, npower Sponsorship PR Manager added: "We are delighted to be donating these tickets to such a good cause, as Tickets for Troops does such valuable work in providing access to events for our servicemen and women.

"As football fans across the country enjoy the action on the pitch this weekend, it's a perfect time to show our support around Remembrance Day to say thank you to all those dedicated to serving their country. We hope everyone enjoys the games."