The Emirates FA Cup made a visit to Framlingham Town this week as the Suffolk club prepares to compete in the competition for the first time in its one hundred and thirty year history.
The Thurlow Nunn League First Division club another first-time entrant on Saturday when Essex Senior League club Wadham Lodge visit Badlingham Road in the extra preliminary round on Saturday.
A number of club officials were on hand to welcome the trophy as the club put the final touches to their preparations for their historic FA Cup day.
The trophy was shown off by Brian Parker and Sydney Vice, President and Life Vice President respectively who have both been involved in the club for over 50 years, and first team manager Mel Aldis.
Framlingham Town club secretary Fiona Whatling commented “To have the trophy visit Framlingham Town has been amazing, it really is a dream come true for both the players and our staff – some of whom have been here over fifty years. Everyone at the club is looking forward to playing our first game in the competition this weekend – you can feel the excitement across the whole town.”
The FA’s Head of Player Status and Competitions David Newton said “The Emirates FA Cup inspires fans, players and clubs to believe that anything is possible. It’s a competition that is truly for all, and we are delighted to welcome twenty one new teams – including Framlingham Town – to the competition this season. We wish all clubs competing across the country in The Emirates FA Cup this weekend the very best of luck.”
Article: Mark Carruthers (@marknldaily) Image: The FA