The Buildbase FA Vase

Find out how the Buildbase FA Vase and Trophy's early rounds look in 2019-20 season

Friday 12 Jul 2019
The draw for the first two rounds of the Buildbase FA Vase and Trophy have been made

The Buildbase FA Vase and FA Trophy competitions will kick-off for the 2019-20 season in August and September respectively.

With the first two draws in both competitions having been made this week, clubs can begin to plan their campaigns which will hopefully end with the dream of a place at Wembley for Non-League Finals Day next May.

Last season’s finale at the national stadium saw Chertsey Town lift the Vase, before AFC Fylde became Trophy winners.

There are 667 clubs from Steps 5-7 of the National League System entered in the Vase this season and that competition gets underway first in the first round qualifying taking place on Saturday 31 August with 268 ties scheduled across the country.

Winning clubs will duly progress to the second round qualifying on Saturday 14 September.

The Trophy, which is open to clubs from Steps 1-4 and has 296 teams involved this season, begins slightly later with 28 ties in the extra preliminary round being held on Saturday 28 September.

The winners from that round will head into the preliminary round on Saturday 12 October.

Clubs are also guaranteed payments from the prize fund in both the Vase and the Trophy, with both the winning and losing clubs picking up fees throughout the rounds.

The Buildbase FA Vase

First round qualifying draw
Second round qualifying draw
Clubs accepted
List of exemptions
Prize fund
Round dates

The Buildbase FA Trophy

Extra preliminary round
Preliminary round
Clubs accepted
List of exemptions
Prize fund
Round dates

By Nicholas Veevers