Source: The FA

FA Cup to visit the North East

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North East football fans will have the opportunity to meet the Women’s FA Cup trophy as it visits the region this week.

The famous piece of silverware will be visiting the area ahead of Durham Women FC’s first ever FA Cup Quarter Final against two-time winners Everton.

The Wildcats beat Leicester City to set up the last eight tie with the Toffees, and their showdown with the Merseysiders has been selected as the tournament’s Game of the Round – meaning that the FA Cup trophy will be visiting the region.

Fans will have two opportunities to meet the famous trophy:

Friday 16th March (12:15pm – 1:15pm) – Durham Market Square

Trophy Tour Event in Durham City Centre

The FA Cup trophy will be in the centre of Durham, in the Market Square, for one hour during Friday lunchtime.

It will be joined by members of Durham Women’s first team squad, and members of the public will be able to get their photo taken with the famous trophy while chatting with the players about the big game.

There is no cost to have your photo taken with the trophy, so come on down!

Sunday 18th March (1pm – 3pm) – New Ferens Park, DH1 1GG

Durham Women FC v Everton Ladies

The trophy will also be making an appearance at the Quarter Final tie between Durham Women and Everton, with fans able to have their photo taken with the trophy for FREE.

Tickets for the game can be purchased at the turnstile on the day of the match.

School Visits

In addition to these public appearances, the trophy will also be visiting two local schools.

Along with club partners Vision for Education, the Wildcats will be taking the trophy to Consett Academy where pupils will have the opportunity to quiz first team players.

Thanks to Vision for Education, several Consett Academy pupils will also have the opportunity to attend the SSE Women’s FA Cup Final, held at Wembley on Sunday, May 5.

Through FA Cup titile sponsor SSE’s partnership with Teach First, we will also be taking the trophy to another school within the Durham Heritage Coast Area.

For full coverage of the Trophy Tour, follow @DurhamWFC, @YourSSE and @SSEWomensFACup on Twitter.