We’re excited to announce our brand new sponsorship deal with The Football Association.
Grassroots is the heartbeat of English football, so we are particularly delighted to put our name to these two brilliant cup competitions. The Vase and the Trophy both exemplify the spirit and passion of the national game.
Kate Tinsley, CEO of Buildbase explains why this sponsorship is such a perfect fit:
“At the heart of the community, football clubs mean a lot to people in the area and beyond. This local spirit runs throughout our business as branches recognise the value of investing in and being part of their communities. We look forward to actively supporting the teams involved in the two competitions throughout the season and we can’t wait to get started.”
And a word from our new partner…
Commenting on the new deal, FA Chief Executive Martin Glenn said: “The FA Trophy and The FA Vase are important competitions for football in this country; for the clubs, their local communities and of course their players and fans. We are delighted to welcome Buildbase as the new title partner of both competitions.
“There was a great deal of interest from brands to partner with these unique competitions; however from the outset it was evident that Buildbase shared our passion for non-league football and its two showpiece tournaments.”
The Buildbase FA Trophy is open to clubs playing in Steps 1-4 of The FA National League System the four tiers immediately below League Two of the English Football League. The forthcoming season will see 276 clubs contesting for top honours with the Preliminary Round taking place on October 8.
The Buildbase FA Vase is open to Clubs at Step 5-7 of The FA National League System and the 2016/17 season features 592 Clubs with the Competition commencing on Saturday 10 September with 194 matches being played in the First Round Qualifying.
Last season marked the first combined Non-League Finals Day to take place at Wembley with both matches being broadcast live on BT Sport. It also saw over 45,000 fans flock to Wembley to enjoy a carnival atmosphere and back-to-back games which conjured six goals between them.
Watch this space. We’ll be bringing you more news of this exciting new sponsorship soon.
In the meantime you can read all about our products and services at www.buildbase.co.uk