The Women’s FA Cup Final will be free for children this year in a bit to improve Wembley attendance

FA hope it will help to build on last year's record 35,000 Wembley attendance

Monday 05 February 2018 17:20 GMT
The FA Women's Cup final at Wembley will be free for children this year
The FA Women's Cup final at Wembley will be free for children this year

The Women’s FA Cup Final will be free for kids this year, in a breakthrough promotion of the women's game.

Children under 16 go free with an accompanying adult, and adult prices are set at just £15 for the final to be held at Wembley on Saturday May 5th.

Last season’s final saw Manchester City lift the trophy for the first time in their history as they defeated Birmingham City 4-1 in front of a record-breaking crowd of over 35,000 at Wembley.

They added that to the FA WSL 1 and FA WSL Continental Cup they won the year before to confirm themselves as one of England's best women's team. They were only pipped to last year's WSL 1 title by Chelsea on goal difference.

And the hope is that the ticket promotion can help fill Wembley's 90,000 seats for the finale of the women's season.

Manchester City win the FA Women's Cup in 2017 (Getty )

The FA are also offering discounted tickets for large groups as fans await the culmination of a knockout competition that has seen 276 teams enter from across seven divisions.

This year's competition has reached the fifth round stage with holders City taking on 2010 winners Birmingham City. In the current FA WSL 1 league, City sit top from Chelsea by two points. Both teams are also into the quarter finals of this year's UEFA Women's Champions League with Chelsea taking on Montpellier and City facing Linkoping from Sweden.

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