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Fancy An FA Cup Sleepover ?


Ever dreamed of lifting The FA Cup?

Well, now’s your chance as we’re giving young fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to have a sleepover with the world’s most famous trophy.

Children attending The FA Cup Trophy Tour – which will visit key cities across the country – ahead of First, Second, Third and Fourth Round fixtures in the 2012-13 season will be chosen at random to win the iconic Cup in their house for the night.

“The FA Cup is one of the most recognisable pieces of silverware in world sport and we hope that a new wave of football mad youngsters can fall in love with the competition like generations of children before them.”

The unique FA Cup Dreams initiative kicks-off in Birmingham on Saturday 27 October ahead of the First Round Proper fixtures on Saturday 3 November.

That day will see the first winning child announced and The FA Cup trophy delivered to the family home ahead of the games.

U12s will be given the chance to enter a prize draw as part of The FA Cup Trophy Tour with four opportunities to win a sleepover with The FA Cup trophy before the Fourth Round Proper comes to a close.
The FA’s Sir Trevor Brooking said: “The FA Cup goes hand-in-hand with some of English football’s greatest moments and it’s a competition that holds such fond memories for fans up and down the country.

“No other football competition in the world matches non-League minnows against giants of the game.

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FA President The Duke of Cambridge To Open St.Georges Park

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will open St. George’s Park tomorrow. The Royal Party will visit the Burton upon Trent site and join specially invited guests to celebrate the opening of the new home for the 24 representative England teams.

The Royal Party will be accompanied by many special guests from the football and sporting world for the official opening of England’s new £100m training home.

The Party will be joined by both Roy Hodgson and Hope Powell with members of their respective squads. ” FA Chairman David Bernstein said: “The opening of St. George’s Park is truly a momentous occasion in the history of The FA. Next year we will celebrate The FA’s 150th anniversary, and this moment will be recorded as significant as any that has gone before us in the last 149 years”.

Facilities at St. Georges Park ;

They include:

  • Indoor 3G pitch – 120m x 80m building, accommodating a full-size 105m x 68m artificial football pitch equipped with a 200 person viewing gallery
  • Running track – located adjacent to the indoor 3G pitch, the 60m sprint track features a specialist power plate which can track the speed, gait and running characteristics of athletes
  • Multi sport indoor hall – 60m x 40m with sprung floor and capacity for Futsal, badminton and netball, plus football pitches for the partially-sighted
  • Sports Medicine Centre – St. George’s Park has its own world-class sports and exercise medicine, human performance and research centre called Perform, part of Spire Healthcare Sports Facilities St. George’s Park has world-class sports facilities which will facilitate sporting excellence
  • External pitches – 11 external pitches, five of which have floodlighting and undersoil heating. The pitches will accommodate full-size and seven-a-side elite football and coaching for all age groups
  • Goalkeeping areas – dedicated practice and training area for goalkeepers
  • Training hill – 30m outdoor training and fitness hill positioned at a 20 degree angle for fitness and conditioning
  • Sports Pavilions – four external pitch side pavilions are available for briefings, training analysis and debriefings. Some with changing and catering facilities.

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