Tickets for Troops
Wednesday, 03 March, 2010
Tickets provided for 100 members of the Armed Forces members tonight.
The FA has teamed up with the Ministry of Defence and the charity Tickets for Troops to provide 100 free tickets for members of the Armed Forces for the match against Egypt at Wembley on Wednesday evening.
Tickets were made available by The FA as part of their continued support of Tickets for Troops, which is providing free tickets for troops for major sporting, music and theatre events.
The FA is one of many generous organisations from the world of sport including rugby, horse-racing, tennis, athletics, darts and snooker supporting the initiative by providing free tickets.
So far, 65,000 troops have registered at the website and over 100,000 tickets have been donated and distributed so far.
A spokesperson for The FA said: "We are delighted to be able to help the Armed Forces with tickets for Wednesday's match. The FA and the England football team will continue to support our troops whenever we can in 2010.
Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Tickets for Troops said: "We are delighted with The FA's ongoing support. Tickets For Troops is really beginning to make a difference for our Armed Forces. They really do appreciate the recognition they are receiving for the difficult jobs they do."
The FA have also given out 150 free tickets to Muslim communities across the country.
The tickets, which have been distributed via FA Muslim stakeholders such as Batley Wildcats, Brent Ladies, Leicester Nirvana FC and Harrow Central Mosque, are part of The FA's ongoing equality programme which is committed to football for all and encouraging diversity at Wembley Stadium.
Tickets are still available for the game tonight, and any fans wishing to buy tickets are urged to arrive at Wembley Stadium as early as possible.