FA Cup Draw and Tournament at St. Georges Park

On Monday 27th October St. Georges Park played host to the draw of the The FA Cup First Round Proper. Prior to the draw taking place Cannock Wood…

The tournament took place on the David Beckham pitch at St. Georges Park where 8 under 10 teams from across 4 County FA's were given the opportunity to experience the St. Georges Park facilities.

With a high playing standard from all teams involved the final saw Elford Boys take on Belvedere. After the score being held at 0-0 at the end of full-time, Belvedere went on to score in the dying minutes of extra-time and win the game 1-0.

Following the final taking place, the presentation of trophies was completed by Mark Sampson and a couple of the England Women's First Team players.

To view photo's taken throughout the day please see above.

Following on from the tournament all of the teams involved in the day were also invited to watch The FA Cup draw take place inside the 3G pitch located at the centre of The National Football Centre, St. Georges Park. The draw took place with Mark Chapman, ex England and Manchester United player Phil Neville, and local Derbyshire female coach Tammy Snape.

The draw brought out some interesting ties such as the highest ranked team in the draw Bristol City having to go to Gillingham, Morecambe travelling to either Eastbourne or Dover. Local side Burton Albion have been drawn away to Barnsley, and if Norton are able to beat Shildon in their replay they will face Gateshead at home.

Some images from the day can be found above.

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