Vitality #WomensFACup: 2021/22 dates set

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The round dates for the 2021-22 Vitality Women’s FA Cup have been finalised, along with a special day at Wembley for the Final

The 2021-22 Vitality Women’s FA Cup and Emirates FA Cup campaigns will conclude over the same weekend at Wembley Stadium for the very first time.

The competition is currently celebrating its 50th anniversary with the delayed 2020-21 competition set to be completed at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 5 December 2021.

And the 2021-22 edition is scheduled to begin on Sunday 15 August 2021 with its own extra preliminary round and the Final is arranged for Sunday 15 May 2022 at the national stadium, the day after the men’s Emirates FA Cup Final takes place.

Kelly Simmons, FA director of the women’s professional game, said: “The Vitality Women’s FA Cup Final is one of the biggest occasions in the women’s football calendar and an opportunity to showcase the very best players at one of the most famous venues in world football.

“I’m thrilled that we will have a whole weekend of world-class football at Wembley Stadium and I hope for a really big, vocal crowd to match the spectacle on the field.”

Andy Ambler, FA director of pro game relations, added: “We’re absolutely delighted that it has been possible to organise for both of our showpiece events to culminate at Wembley Stadium over the same weekend for the first time. We look forward to welcoming large numbers of fans to celebrate what will be very special occasions for both FA Cup competitions and the national stadium.”

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