Football: Derby to host the Women’s FA Cup Final
The Football Association and Derby County Football Club have announced that Pride Park Stadium, Derby will be the venue for The 2009 FA Women’s Cup Final sponsored by E.ON.
The match will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, May 4th and it is hoped that it will attract the best ever attendance for a women’s game in England. Last year 24,582 attended the FA Women’s Cup Final in Nottingham and 29,092 watched England’s victory against Finland at the City of Manchester stadium in 2005, the aim is to beat 30,000 in 2009.
Tom Glick, president and chief executive at DCFC said,” Derby County Football Club is delighted to host this showpiece fixture on behalf of the FA and we fully expect to maintain our outstanding record of delivering capacity crowds for FA fixtures at this stadium. We believe this will prove a catalyst to further development of the women’s and girls’ game in the East Midlands.”
To help secure a crowd in excess of 30,000 at the home of Derby County Football Club, a four day festival of women’s and girls’ football is planned for the City between May 1st and May 4th, 2009.
Presented by the East Midlands Development Agency (emda) who generously supported the last two record-breaking Finals in Nottingham, the Festival of Football will include a women’s and girl’s interactive football exhibition with coaching sessions at PridePark and a girls tournament featuring Centres of Excellence from across the Midlands & South Yorkshire
Tickets for the final go on sale on Friday 19th December and cost £5 for adults and £2.50 for children.
A group discount (minimum 15 people with 1 adult per 10 children) is available at the cost of £3 for adults and £2 for children.
Ticket hotline: 0871 472 1884
Danielle Sellwood, Sportsister
The Women’s Sports Magazine