The showpiece of the 2013 women’s football season will take place at the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday 26th May 2013.
The showpiece of the 2013 women’s football season will take place at the Keepmoat Stadium, home to Doncaster Rovers Belles, one of women’s football’s most famous clubs.
This showpiece match returns to terrestrial television for the first time since 2009 and it will signal the start of an amazing summer of women’s football, building up to the BBC’s live coverage of the UEFA Women’s Euro 2013 Finals in July.
Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater said: “We’re very pleased to renew our association with The FA Women’s Cup Final and offer live coverage of this key fixture to viewers.
“The Olympics provided a great showcase for the sport and demonstrated that there is a strong audience appetite to watch the top women’s teams in action, so we’re looking forward to bringing more women’s football to audiences on the BBC across TV, radio and online this year.”
2013 marks 20 years since The FA took over the running of the women’s game and Doncaster Rovers Belles won the first Women’s Cup under The FA’s auspices, in 1993-94.
“And having the support of the BBC is terrific. They have broadcast the last three of the last four England Women’s games and we look forward to more excellent coverage of women’s football throughout 2013.”
“They have such a rich history in the women’s game and it is fitting that the Cup winners of 20 years ago should stage The Final in this landmark year for The FA.
Sue Hough, Chairman of The FA Women’s Committee said: “We are delighted that Doncaster Rovers Belles are hosting this season’s Final.
Gavin Baldwin, Chief Executive of Doncaster Rovers said: “We are delighted to be hosting such a fantastic event in the sporting calendar. The Keepmoat Stadium has recently played host to the England Under 19’s so to have secured the FA Women’s Cup Final is another great accomplishment for the Stadium and strengthens our partnership with the FA.
“We are incredibly proud of Doncaster Rovers long standing involvement in women’s football and the achievements of our very own Doncaster Belles. We are very much looking forward to the game and remain committed to ensuring that the Keepmoat Stadium is a multi-purpose facility that can be used by all.
“I hope that football fans from across South Yorkshire and further afield will come to the game and show their support to the teams involved.”
Tickets for the game can be purchased by calling the Ticket Office on 01302 762576 or online HERE