joins forces with Norfolk FA to support female football
restaurants all over the County have partnered with Norfolk County FA to
support Women’s & Girls’ Football in the area.
In a move
that will see McDonald’s become the official sponsor of the Norfolk Women’s Cup
Final 2019, the partnership will see the two organisations work together to
make the County’s showcase female football event, one to remember.
collaboration, thousands of free ticket vouchers will be made available for
children to attend the County Cup Final which is being held at Carrow Road, the
home of Norwich City, for the first time.
coupons will be available to collect from McDonald’s restaurants, as well as
Norfolk County FA’s headquarters and the Football Development Centre Facilities (FDC’s). In addition,
Norfolk FA will be supplying the vouchers to various schools in the area,
alongside Norfolk’s SSE Wildcats Centres – The FA’s female football centre
initiative for girls aged 5-11.
Local Franchisee Kenny
Russell said: “Myself and the other McDonald's Franchisees in the county are
extremely proud to be sponsoring the Norfolk Women’s Cup Final. Our
McDonald's grassroots programme has been hugely successful over the last
sixteen years so we are thrilled to now extend even more support to female
football in the County.
to continue this partnership with Norfolk County FA into next season which will
allow us both to continue to raise the profile of Women’s and Girls’ football
in the area.”
Women’s Cup Final was the highest attended of any County Cup Final ever held at
the Football Development Centre (theFDC) in Bowthorpe, Norwich. It’s predicted
season’s fixture, contested between King’s
Lynn Town and Wymondham Town, will see an even bigger turn out due to the game
being played at Carrow Road for the first time, and it’s hoped that it will be
further bolstered by such an influential partnership.
Norfolk FA, Michael Banham said: “After the support we saw at last year’s
final it was fantastic to be able to confirm that this season’s showpiece
fixture would be held at the home of Norwich City.
have a global organisation like McDonald’s, a brand recognised around the
world, supporting our efforts in promoting the female game, is truly exciting
for us and everybody involved in Norfolk Football.”
introduction of SSE Wildcats Centres around the County and the recent successes
of the England Women’s team, the female game is gathering real momentum which
will only be amplified when the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in June.
Norfolk FA’s Marketing
and communications Manager, Rebecca Burton spoke of the impact that the
partnership hopes to have on female football in Norfolk: “The Women’s Final
being held at Carrow Road is already a really positive step for the female
game, but a partnership such as this, enabling such exposure for what is a key
fixture, will hopefully make the occasion an afternoon to remember for all
“By working together
we hope to get more people at the game and hope to inspire more young girls
that could well be the next generation of female footballers. Through working
with McDonald’s over the coming months and hopefully beyond, we aim to really
put the spotlight on Women’s & Girls’ football in Norfolk.”
The McDonald’s Norfolk
Women’s Cup Final between King’s Lynn Town and Wymondham Town takes place at
Carrow Road on Sunday 28 April with kick off at 3.30pm. For more information
please visit NorfolkFA.com.