All of the details for the Isuzu FA Vase and FA Trophy Finals at Wembley on Saturday

Friday 10 May 2024
It's Non-League Finals Day at Wembley on Saturday 11 May

Non-League Finals Day takes place on Saturday 11 May, with the Isuzu FA Trophy and Isuzu FA Vase Finals taking place at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.

In the Vase, we have an all-Essex tie between Great Wakering Rovers and Romford (12.15pm) before the Trophy Final sees National League teams Gateshead and Solihull Moors (4.15pm).

Non-League Finals Day will be available to watch on TNT Sports in the UK, following an agreement between the FA and Warner Bros Discovery.

You can order a copy of the official match programme here.

And both you can hear the thoughts of the four club managers ahead of their games below.

Great Wakering Rovers v Romford
  • The Isuzu FA Vase Final
  • 12.15pm, Saturday 11 May 2024
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE
  • Live on TNT Sports 3

Romford manager Gary Flinn

Getting to Wembley is something I and the team are really proud of, because there’s still people talking about the club’s last trip to Wembley, in 1949. Hopefully in 25 years’ time, or even longer, they’ll be talking about our day out at the ISUZU FA Vase Final and that’s because of what the players, chairman, and everyone involved in the club have done.

Everyone’s buzzing and talking about it. Every training session, it’s Wembley this, Wembley that. I’m trying to reiterate to the players to enjoy the build-up as well. This is all part of it because the game’s only 90 minutes, so you’ve got to try and enjoy everything else that’s going on.

Now, we face a very tough game against Great Wakering Rovers. We’ve played them a couple of times in the league and you don’t get to the Final of the FA Vase without being a very good side.

It would be massive to win but I’m not putting any pressure on my team. Obviously we’re setting out to win the game, we set out to win every game. The key to the whole season was about getting to Wembley and having that day out, letting people experience it.

There's an all-Essex clash in the 2024 Isuzu FA Vase Final at Wembley


Great Wakering Rovers – Marcus Bowers

The road to the ISUZU FA Vase Final has been anything but plain sailing. We’ve played eight rounds and we’ve been the underdogs in every one. I think everybody will tell you that.

In the previous round, we played Worcester City – a team that used to be three leagues above us. They’ve got a massive following. They get 1,000 people watching every week. We get 90 people and his dog. We’re a big side, but compared to us they’re massive. That’s been the story so far. We’ve played some really big sides, and we’ve won on penalties twice. We’ve been written off a fair few times, but now we’re in the Final.

That’s largely down to the togetherness of our squad. That’s what has got us this far. Romford have got some really good players. It’ll be a very tough game. But I definitely believe we can win. We’re a danger going forward. We’ve got some really good attacking players.

Of course we’re dreaming about lifting the cup and what we’re going to do. The boys believe they can beat anyone. And they’ve believed all the way through, to be fair. I feel like we’ve already won to just be here, but that’ll completely change on the day. We’re coming to win.

Gateshead v Solihull Moors
  • The Isuzu FA Trophy Final
  • 4.15pm BST, Saturday 11 May 2024
  • Wembley Stadium connected by EE
  • Live on TNT Sports 1

Gateshead – Rob Elliot

To be back at Wembley for the second time in two years is an incredible achievement for this club. The chance to run out at Wembley is the least our magnificent players and fans deserve.

The game against Solihull should be a real celebration of National League football. They’re a club I have a massive respect for. Like us, they try to play football and I think all those supporters who have travelled to Wembley are in for a treat, regardless of which team ultimately lifts the trophy.

I think we’ve played some fantastic football this season and this group really deserves this stage to play together for Gateshead after everything they have done this year.

As a manager, I’m hugely proud of this group of players. It’s not just me, it is all the coaches, all the volunteers, it’s everyone who helps this club survive and get from game to game. Watching these young footballers buy into everything we are trying to achieve here is fantastic. Wembley is an incredible stage for them to highlight their talents and show just what they’re capable of – not just as footballers, but also as the characters they are.

This is a strong club, a strong group and everyone deserves to take an enormous amount of credit for getting this far. Now hopefully we can go one better than we did last season and bring the trophy back to Gateshead.

The Isuzu FA Trophy Final pits Gateshead against Solihull Moors


Solihull Moors – Andy Whing

I’ve been to Wembley as a fan, so to come here and manage a football team is a dream come true. To do it twice in the space of a week is unbelievable. It has been an amazing achievement from the players to get this far. They’ve taken it game by game and focused purely on their performance, and on the next immediate game. We take things one game at a time, and hopefully we get the performance we’re after.

Gateshead are probably the team we’ve watched and liked the most this season. The way they play, I think they’re brilliant. Their movement is really good. They can score goals, they can play through you. They’re just a really exciting team to watch. Hopefully they won’t be as exciting as they have been all season when we play them today, but it should be a good game.

Ultimately, this club is geared up for days like this. The structure here, the environment is fantastic, the facilities, the staff, the players, the backing from the chairman, the board, the community, the fans. This club can go and push on.

They deserve their day out as much as anyone at Wembley. That’s what I’m most proud of, for family, friends, supporters, people who have worked behind the scenes who don’t get the recognition they deserve, it’s a massive day out for them. Obviously, it’s up to us to do the business on the pitch, but hopefully they can enjoy the day, and we can send them all home happy.

By Competitions department