Women's FA Cup fourth round draw made in Wembley school

Monday 08 Feb 2016
The fourth round draw was made at St Joseph's Junior School in Wembley

Two lucky Brent school children conducted the draw for the fourth round of The SSE Women's FA Cup.

Trinity Campbell, 10, and Anastasia Rosario, 11, from St Joseph's RC Junior School in Wembley drew the balls that would decide the ties that will take place on Sunday 28 February.

The draw was staged at the school as tickets for The Final, which takes place at neighbouring Wembley Stadium on Saturday 14 May, went on sale.

SSE Women's FA Cup

Fourth Round draw
Ties to be played on Sunday 28 February
Winning clubs will receive £500
Buy tickets for The Final - kids go free

And thanks to The FA's partnership with SSE, all children will be able to attend this year's Final for free.

Adult tickets are priced £15 and group bookings and charter standard discounts are also available.

Arsenal's Jordan Nobbs and Kelly Smith also visited the school and presented them with tickets for The Final. The pupils and their classmates also took part in a football session, which was overseen by the Gunners duo.

England vice-captain Nobbs said: "I've really enjoyed coming here today and seeing how excited the children were to be part of the draw and to play football.

"It's great that so many children will have the opportunity to get to go to Wembley and see women's football for free which will also hopefully help the game to grow its fanbase even more.

"Arsenal have got such a good record in the Cup and I really hope we're there again in The Final in May."

Claire Rafferty (left) and Katie Chapman lift the SSE Women

Chelsea lifted The SSE Women's FA Cup at Wembley last August

FA director of football development and participation Kelly Simmons said: "We are committed to growing the women's game in all areas, particularly participation and attendances, and bringing the draws outside of the Stadium will help us to engage even more people in women's football.

"By working in partnership with SSE to offer free entry to children, we hope it encourages more schools, families and groups to come to Wembley and be part of one of the showpiece events of the season."

Fourth Round draw

Bristol City or Queens Park Rangers v Yeovil Town or Bradford City
Sheffield FC v Sporting Club Albion
Loughborough Foxes or Lewes v Millwall Lionesses
Brighton & Hove Albion v Blackburn Rovers
Everton v Nottingham Forest or Preston North End
Durham v Charlton Athletic
Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa

Alan Young, SSE Managing Director Corporate Affairs, added: "Last year's Final, held at Wembley for the first, was a great occasion for everyone who attended, especially SSE customers who had access to special offers and the chance to win money can't buy experiences.

"We are exceptionally proud to sponsor The SSE Women's FA Cup and very excited about how the partnership is progressing.

"We've started to see the plans we're making with The FA to grow the women's game take shape and this sponsorship is a source of real pride for SSE employees.

"It would send a very positive message about the women's game if we broke 2015's record attendance so I'd urge everyone to get along to Wembley in May for what will be a very special Final."

Tickets for The Final are on sale now via TheFA.com/Tickets or by calling 0844 826 2010.

By FA Staff