Emirates FA Cup first round draw live on BBC Two on Monday

Saturday 24 Oct 2015
The famous velvet bag

The Emirates FA Cup will land in Yorkshire on Monday evening where BBC Two will broadcast the first round proper draw live.

Following last season's tour around the country, The Cup is back out on the road this campaign, and its first stop – the clubhouse at Thackley Juniors FC.

The FA Charter Standard community club, based near Bradford, provides football opportunities for 33 boys and girls teams across 12 age groups and will host the draw as Football League One and Two clubs enter the fray.

The Emirates FA Cup

First Round Proper draw
7pm, Monday 26 October 2015
At Thackley Juniors FC
Live on BBC Two 

Thackley Juniors were selected to host the draw after being identified as a shining example of an FA Charter Standard Community Club.

Based in North East Bradford, Thackley currently provide football for over 500 youngsters in the local area. 

With over 33 teams spread across 12 age groups, including both boys and girls, the club have firmly cemented themselves as a true pillar of their community.

By establishing links with West Riding County FA, the club has been able to grow exponentially since its formation in 2003. 

Stuart McCall is a former player and manager with Bradford City as well as an FA Cup Finalist for Everton

Stuart McCall, a former player and manager for Bradford City

Daniel McGeachie of West Riding County FA said: “Thackley Juniors are a fantastic example of how the England DNA is making a real impact at grassroots level. 

"The club have totally bought into the philosophy and are creating a positive environment for developing their players. 

"The environment at Thackley is exemplary, and the opportunity to host the FA Cup is recognition for the tireless work of the volunteers at the club.”

Not only will the BBC cameras be there, but accompanying presenter Mark Chapman to pick out the ties will be Bradford City legend Stuart McCall.

Former Scotland international McCall began his career with the Bantams in the early 1980s before moving to Everton in 1988.

It was only a year later, during his spell with the Toffees, that McCall played in The FA Cup Final.

The draw takes place at 7pm on Monday evening

He came off the bench against Merseyside rivals Liverpool to score a late equaliser before notching another in extra-time. However, Everton lost 3-2.

McCall moved to Glasgow Rangers for seven years but returned to Bradford in 1998 and has since enjoyed two stints as manager at Valley Parade. Most recently he was boss back at Rangers for the tail end of the 2014-15 season.

Monday's draw, which starts at 7pm, will also coincide with The FA's 152nd anniversary. 

The 32 non-League sides who have battled through qualifying will go into the legendary velvet bag with the 48 League clubs.

As well as BBC Two, the draw will also be on Radio 5 Live, the BBC Sport website, BBC Sport app and on BT Sport.

The 40 first round ties will be played over the weekend of 7 and 8 November and will receive unprecedented coverage from the BBC.

The Draw Numbers

1 Accrington Stanley

2 AFC Wimbledon

3 Barnet

4 Barnsley

5 Blackpool

6 Bradford City

7 Bristol Rovers

8 Burton Albion

9 Bury

10 Cambridge United

11 Carlisle United

12 Chesterfield

13 Colchester United

14 Coventry City

15 Crawley Town

16 Crewe Alexandra

17 Dagenham & Redbridge

18 Doncaster Rovers

19 Exeter City

20 Fleetwood Town

21 Gillingham

22 Hartlepool United

23 Leyton Orient

24 Luton Town

25 Mansfield Town

26 Millwall

27 Morecambe

28 Newport County

29 Northampton Town

30 Notts County

31 Oldham Athletic

32 Oxford United

33 Peterborough United

34 Plymouth Argyle

35 Port Vale

36 Portsmouth

37 Rochdale

38 Scunthorpe United

39 Sheffield United

40 Shrewsbury Town

41 Southend United

42 Stevenage

43 Swindon Town

44 Walsall

45 Wigan Athletic

46 Wycombe Wanderers

47 Yeovil Town

48 York City

49 Worcester City

50 AFC Fylde

51 Gainsborough Trinity

52 Northwich Victoria or Chorley

53 Grimsby Town

54 Barwell or AFC Rushden & Diamonds

55 Salford City

56 FC United of Manchester

57 Stalybridge Celtic or North Ferriby United

58 FC Halifax Town or Guiseley

59 Tranmere Rovers or Lincoln City

60 Stourbridge

61 Macclesfield Town

62 Brackley Town

63 Altrincham

64 Whitehawk

65 Maidenhead United

66 Basingstoke Town

67 Grays Athletic or Welling United

68 Boreham Wood

69 Wealdstone

70 Didcot Town

71 Dover Athletic

72 Chesham United

73 Staines Town

74 Aldershot Town

75 Eastleigh

76 Forest Green Rovers

77 Braintree Town

78 Havant & Waterlooville or Cheltenham Town

79 Maidstone United

80 St Albans City

Ties to be played on the weekend of 7 and 8 November 2015

By FA Staff