Boost for Consett and Hebburn Town fans as FA Vase Wembley final made free-to-air
There was a major boost for supporters of Consett and Hebburn Town after BT Sport confirmed that Monday’s FA Vase Final will be made free-to-air across a range of platforms.
The broadcaster is to continue their support for Non-League Finals Day by producing live coverage of the FA Vase Final and FA Trophy Final on the same day for the fourth consecutive season.
However, with the Covid-19 epidemic forcing the Football Association to hold the event behind closed doors, BT have now announced that they will allow non-subscribers to view both finals via their website and app.
The game will also be aired free of charge on channel 100 on both Sky Television and Virgin Media.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “Following a period when many lower-league football fans have been unable to watch their sides, we hope our coverage will provide them with an opportunity to watch an exciting Non-League Finals Day live from Wembley Stadium.
"Our commitment to football at all levels of the game is resolute and continues through our recently announced extension of Vanarama National League rights until 2024 and BT’s partnerships with each of the UK Home Nations football associations.”
Coverage of the Vase Final will get underway on BT Sport 1 at 12.45pm and the game kicks off half an hour later as the two sides look to add their names to the likes of South Shields, Whitley Bay and Dunston UTS as North East clubs to have experienced success in the competition.