Hebburn Town follow in Sunderland footsteps and launch charity virtual Wembley final ticket scheme

Hebburn Town have announced an FA Vase Final ticket scheme that will play a part in raising funds for charity.
Wembley Stadium.Wembley Stadium.
Wembley Stadium.

The Hornets reached Wembley for the first time in their 109-year history in September with a dramatic penalty shoot-out win at Southern Counties East Football League club Corinthian.

The victory set up a historic Wembley date with Northern League rivals Consett and the two sides will meet under the famous arch on Monday 3rd May.

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However, there was disappointment for supporters of both clubs when the Football Association confirmed that the game will not be used as a Covid-19 test even and will take place behind closed doors.

Hebburn have now decided to follow the lead set by North East neighbours Sunderland and Northern Premier League club Marine by selling a souvenir Vase Final ticket and programme as part of a new campaign.

The proceeds from the fundraising push will be split between the club, Hebburn Helps Food Bank & Crisis Centre, Hebburn Town Juniors FC and the Motor Nuerone Disease Association.

Hebburn would have been allocated around 3,269 tickets for their first trip to Wembley and they are hoping to sell that number in virtual tickets.

To buy a virtual ticket and programme, head to the club’s Crowdfunder page here.