Former Walsgrave Resident To Take Charge Of Cup Final
FA Cup Final Referee Announced
Andre Marriner, who used to live in Walsgrave, has been named as the referee for the FA Cup Final between Manchester City and Wigan Athletic.
The final, for which tickets cost £45, £65, £85 and £115. is on Saturday May 11th and the kick off time is 5.15pm.
Mr Marriner's assistants will be Stephen Child (London FA) and Simon Long (Cornwall FA) while Anthony Taylor (Cheshire FA) is the Fourth Official. Gary Beswick (Durham FA) will be the Reserve Assistant Referee and speaking to the FA.com, he said: "It's a great honour to be asked to referee the 2013 FA Cup Final, especially as it coincides with the 150th anniversary of The Football Association.
"To be involved in The FA Cup Final is ultimately every schoolboy's dream and, as an occasion, they don’t come much bigger.
"I'll approach The Final as I would any other fixture but obviously the whole event is on a completely different scale as it is the biggest club game in world football."
More on this: http://www.thefa.com/TheFACup/News/2013/Apr/final-referee-andre-marriner-170413.aspx
Source: Coventry MAD
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