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County Final Tickets Now Available

Big game expected in April

14 March 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the BBC Essex Senior Cup Final, plus pre-match referee and coach workshops, as Chelmsford City and East Thurrock United go head-to-head on Tuesday 9th April at the Jobserve Community Stadium (kick-off 7:45pm).

The Vanarama National League South rivals meet in a re-run of the 2017 showpiece in front of what is expected to be a huge crowd at Colchester United.

Parking information has also been confirmed for supporters, with tickets priced at £12 for adults, £6 for seniors aged 65+ and £1 for U18s. Accompanied U11s are able to watch for free.

Chelmsford supporters will be situated in Blocks 1-2 of the West Stand, as well as Blocks 3-4 of the South Stand behind one goal. East Thurrock fans can watch from Blocks 7-9 of the West Stand, with the ability to open sections of the North Stand subject to sufficient demand.

Supporters can take advantage of the Park & Ride facilities in Cuckoo Farm Way. Further premium parking spaces may become available at a later date. Bars and refreshments will be readily available around the stadium and matchday programmes can be purchased for £2 each.

Essex County FA Chief Executive, Brendan Walshe, is looking forward to another showcase event for local grassroots football, explaining: "The BBC Essex Senior Cup Final is always one of the marquee events for the local game every season, and this year will be no different as two of non-league’s highest-ranking clubs meet in what will be a fascinating match.

"We’re also excited to, once again, provide useful workshops before the game where referees and coaches can attend and gather invaluable knowledge on the pathway available to them from people who know it well. We’re looking forward to the night and would urge everyone to secure their places in the stands or workshops as soon as they can!"

Colchester United have hosted the last two Senior Cup Finals, with four-figure attendances at each.

General Manager Tim Waddington commented: "We are delighted to once again be welcoming the Essex Senior Cup final to our stadium. The previous games have been intriguing affairs, with some fantastic football played.

"I am sure that this year’s finalists will put on a good show for everyone who comes to watch. We are also pleased to be able to help the Essex County FA provide their additional activities in support of grassroots football, and we’re sure this will be a night to do the county proud."

Match tickets will be available on the night from the Ticket Office, though booking online and using the 'Print at Home' option is advised to reduce queuing. The Ticket Office is also open in person from Monday to Friday (10:00am-2:00pm).

Any wheelchair, ambulant or disabled tickets (or disabled parking needed) can be arranged by calling (01206) 755161 (Monday to Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm).

Visit www.essexfa.com to purchase your BBC Essex Senior Cup Final tickets and workshop places. You can also enjoy all the build-up on Twitter by following @EssexCountyFA and using the #EssexSeniorCup hashtag, as well as by searching for ‘EssexFootball’ on Facebook.

Parking

Park & Ride (£3): Cuckoo Farm Way, Off A12 Junction 28, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5JA. Pre-booking is strongly advised to avoid long queues as there are only a few machines on-site. Supporters should then walk the Boxted Road route to the stadium (pathway at the back of the Park & Ride Car Park) rather than taking the risk of crossing the junction, which is very unsafe. Save time by booking in advance at http://bit.ly/ESCFParking.

Any wheelchair, ambulant or disabled tickets (or disabled parking needed) can be arranged by calling (01206) 755161 (Monday to Friday, 10:00am-3:00pm).

Coach and Referee Workshops
As well as the match, a special evening of grassroots activities is being planned to coincide with the annual showpiece occasion, including coach and referee workshops.

Places have been in high demand as the Essex County FA aim to involve as many people as possible in the big match. Bookings can be made at www.essexfa.com, and the workshops will include (all starting at 6:15pm):

'Next Steps': FA Level 2 Coaching Workshop

  • For those currently holding the FA Level 1, or have started the Level 2
  • What you can expect from the course and a taster of course content
  • Insights from current and previous Level 2 learners
  • Opportunity to speak to course tutors and FA Coach Mentors

Refereeing Workshop

  • Hear from an FA Guest Speaker
  • Find out about life as a pro
  • Preparing for big matches and cup finals
  • Being an assistant referee
  • Making an effective team

'Next Steps': FA Level 3 (UEFA ‘B’) Coaching Workshop

  • For those currently holding a minimum of the FA Level 2 and coaching within Essex
  • Gain a greater understanding of the content and course expectations
  • Insights from current and previous Level 3 learners
  • Opportunity to speak to course tutors and FA Coach Mentors

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