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Football League matches cancelled between Sheffield United and Brentford, Shrewsbury and Oldham

Sheffield United v Brentford TV clash tops list of Football League matches postponed due to snow

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Graeme Yorke

PUBLISHED:

09:12 GMT, 23 March 2013

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UPDATED:

10:13 GMT, 23 March 2013

LEAGUE MATCHES POSTPONED

npower League 1
Sheff Utd v Brentford
Shrewsbury v Oldham
Crawley Town v Crewe

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Port Vale v Aldershot
Chesterfield v Plymouth
Burton Albion v Wycombe
Rotherham v Exeter
Rochdale v Southend

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Braintree Town v Alfreton Town
Barrow v Ebbsfleet United

The Irn-Bru Scottish Football League Championship Third Division
Annan Athletic v Queens Park
Elgin City v Clyde

Saturday's League One promotion clash between Sheffield United and Brentford has been postponed due to snow, a long with a number of other Football League fixtures.

Heavy snowfall across the country has hit the Football League schedule badly, with the match between Shrewsbury and Oldham Athletic also affected.

In League Two, Port Vale's home meeting with Aldershot was also wiped out, with groups of fans unable to clear the pitch as snow continued to fall.

Vale acknowledged the postponement on their website.

Chesterfield and Plymouth will also have to rearrange their fixture. So too will the games between Chesterfield and Plymouth, Burton Albion and Wycombe, Rotherham and Exeter and Rochdale and Southend.

No chance: Snow banks line the side of Greenhous Meadow stadium, home of Shrewsbury Town

No chance: Snow banks line the side of Greenhous Meadow stadium, home of Shrewsbury Town

FA Youth Cup fourth-round draw: Chelsea to play Charlton

FA Youth Cup fourth-round draw: Holders Chelsea face Charlton

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12:50 GMT, 14 December 2012

Holders Chelsea face a tough trip to London rivals Charlton in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup.

The Blues beat Colchester United 3-2 to kick-start their defence last week while Charlton were impressive 1-0 winners at Molineux, where they eliminated Wolves on Wednesday.

Manchester City, meanwhile, will be hoping to avoid an upset when they host near North-West neighbours Burnley.

The Clarets knocked out Manchester United in the third round and will be hoping to book their place in the fifth round with victory at Ewen Fields next month.

Reward: Charlton will take on Chelsea in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup

Reward: Charlton will take on Chelsea in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup

Three-times winners West Ham could take on arch-rivals Tottenham after beating Aldershot 3-1 in the third round. Spurs must get past Cheltenham Town first, however.

There could be another potential London derby in store as Arsenal await either Fulham or Middlesbrough.

Elsewhere, a trip to Bradford is the incentive for Histon or Liverpool, Leeds play Burton, Norwich play Millwall and Reading entertain Bolton.

FA YOUTH CUP FOURTH-ROUND DRAW

Crystal Palace or Port Vale v Everton
Norwich City v Millwall
Oxford United or Barnsley v Stevenage
Reading v Bolton Wanderers
Derby County v Ipswich Town
West Ham United v Cheltenham Town or Tottenham Hotspur
Stoke City v Huddersfield Town
Arsenal v Fulham or Middlesbrough
Manchester City v Burnley
Bradford City or Histon v Liverpool
Charlton Athletic v Chelsea
Northampton Town v Hull City or Swansea City
Birmingham City v Coventry City or Bristol Rovers
Leicester City v Peterborough United or Aston Villa
Leeds United v Burton Albion
Nottingham Forest v Rochdale or Crewe Alexandra

All ties to be played by Saturday, January 19

FA Cup round-up: Luton lead the non-league charge while Burton spring surprise

FA Cup round-up: Luton lead the non-league charge ahead of third round draw

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18:31 GMT, 1 December 2012

Blue Square Premier Luton are the
first non-league side guaranteed a place in the third round draw after
goals from Andre Gray and Alex Lawless gave the Hatters a 2-1 win over
Conference South Dorchester at Kenilworth Road.

Harrogate Town and Hastings Town will join Luton in the hat after playing out a 1-1 draw at Wetherby Road.

Tom Platt's header put Harrogate ahead after 41 minutes before Jamie Crellin equalised for the Ryman Premier visitors.

In the hat: Luton's Alex Lawless celebrates his side's winner

In the hat: Luton's Alex Lawless celebrates his side's winner

Burton Albion claimed the only upset on FA Cup second round day as a fifth minute goal from Calvin Zola proved enough to give the npower League Two outfit a 1-0 away to League One strugglers Crewe.

Fellow League Two side Port Vale had looked set to join them in the headlines with Tom Pope's 33rd minute strike putting Micky Adams' men within sight of a famous win over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane.

But the Blades dealt a double blow to Vale's dreams of an upset with Shaun Miller heading an equaliser in the final minute then going on to net an injury-time winner to give his side a dramatic 2-1 win.

Big moment: Hastings players celebrate

Big moment: Hastings players celebrate

Opening up: Tom Platt scores the opening goal for Harrogate

Opening up: Tom Platt scores the opening goal for Harrogate

And Blue Square Premier pair Lincoln and Mansfield must do it all again in their bid to join the big guns after a 3-3 draw at Sincil Bank.

Matthew Rhead's injury-time equaliser gave the visitors a second chance at reaching round three.

Chelmsford's Cup dream came to an end in a 3-0 defeat at Crawley.

Nicky Adams, Billy Clarke and Graham Alexander scored for the League Two side, while the visitors had Donovan Simmonds sent off in the first half.

Liam Cooper gave League Two Chesterfield a shock lead against League One leaders Tranmere at Prenton Park, but goals from Cole Stockton and Adam McGurk rescued a 2-1 win for Rovers.

League Two leaders Gillingham were not so fortunate, falling 2-0 at League One Preston whose goals came in the first half from Jeffrey Monakana and Stuart Beavon.

Three up: Gary Alexander celebrates his goal for Crawley

Three up: Gary Alexander celebrates his goal for Crawley

Oxford claimed a second chance against Accrington Stanley after a dramatic 3-3 draw with four goals coming in the last 10 minutes.

Lee Molyneux seemed to have won it for Stanley in injury-time, but there was still time for Michael Raynes to hit a leveller.

Gary McSheffrey's 38th minute penalty paved the way for Coventry's 2-1 win over League Two Morecambe at the Ricoh Arena, while a late double from Matt Derbyshire ensured Oldham's progression with a 3-1 win over Doncaster.

Danny Hylton scored twice as struggling Aldershot claimed a surprise 3-2 win at League Two rivals Fleetwood, while Bournemouth's long trip to Carlisle proved worthwhile as Wes Fogden's early goal set up a 3-1 away win.

League Two Rotherham earned a second crack at Notts County after holding the League One side to a 1-1 home draw, while Bury face a midweek replay at Southend after they were deadlocked by the same score at Gigg Lane.

Wojciech Szczesny returns for Arsenal Under 21s

Boost for Arsenal as Szczesny returns to action for Under 21s after two months out

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14:59 GMT, 9 November 2012

Back in action: Szczesny returned to training this week

Poles apart: Szczesny returned to training this week

Arsenal No 1 Wojciech Szczesny returned to action for the first time in nearly two months as he turned out for the Gunners' Under 21 side against West Ham on Friday afternoon.

An ankle injury has meant that the Polish goalkeeper, 22, has not featured since the 6-1 win over Southampton at the Emirates on September 15.

With usual reserve Lukasz Fabianski also out injured Italian goalkeeper Vito Mannone has been given an extended run in the first team, but Szczesny is likely to return once manager Arsene Wenger deems him fully fit.

Terry Burton's side went down 2-1 to West Ham – Robert Hall and Paul McCallum beating Szczesny either side of a Serge Gnabry strike.

French international defender Sebastian Squillaci also featured for Arsenal.

Wigan 0 Bradford 0 (AET, 2-4 penaltiess): Shaun Maloney, Jordi Gomez miss Matt Duke hero

Wigan 0 Bradford 0 (AET, 2-4 on pens): Brave Bantams hold on to reach quarters

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23:30 GMT, 30 October 2012

Twice this season Bradford have won in extra-time to progress in this competition.

Here they left it even later, beating Premier League Wigan in a penalty shootout to reach the quarter-finals for the first time in 24 years.

Safe hands: Matt Duke saves Jordi Gomez's spot-kick

Safe hands: Matt Duke saves Jordi Gomez's spot-kick

Gutted: Shaun Maloney reflects on his missed spot-kick

Gutted: Shaun Maloney reflects on his missed penalty

Match facts

Wigan: Al Habsi, Ramis, Watson, Lopez, Stam (Orsula 120), Fyvie, Jones, Redmond (Beausejour 77), Gomez, Boselli, McManaman (Maloney 77). Subs not used: Pollitt, Kone, Golobart, Kiernan.

Booked: Jones, Thompson, Lopez.

Bradford: Duke, Darby, McHugh, McArdle, Meredith, Hines (Baker 101), Thompson (Gary Jones 56), Doyle, Atkinson, Wells (Connell 65), Hanson. Subs not used: McLaughlin, Brown, Bass, Swain.

Booked: McHugh, Darby.

Referee: Roger East.

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The League Two side converted all
four of their attempts and did not need to take a fifth when first Shaun
Maloney hooked his effort over the bar and then Jordi Gomez saw his
spot-kick saved by Matt Duke.

It sparked scenes of wild celebration
in the rain among Bradford's 5,000 travelling fans who had already seen
Phil Parkinson's side knock out Burton Albion and Notts County in
extra-time in the earlier rounds, as well as beating Watford with a 90th
minute winner.

Defeat to the lowest ranked team left
in the competition means Wigan have now gone out to lower league
opposition in six of the last nine season.

When Ivan Ramis had a header ruled
out for offside in the 10 minute, Roberto Martinez's side could never
have imagined that they would have such trouble putting the ball in the
back of the net again.

Fine chance: Bradford's Make Duke denies Wigan's Mauro Boselli

Fine chance: Bradford's Make Duke denies Wigan's Mauro Boselli

Hot tickets: A sparse crowd attended the fourth round fixture

Hot tickets: A sparse home crowd attended the fourth round fixture

Not surprisingly they dominated and
had a total of 22 shots on goal, but Gomez and Mauro Boselli – whose
only starts and goals this season have come in this competition – were
guilty of some glaring misses, while Duke came to the rescue on several
occasions.

Bradford rarely threatened another
upset but Nahki Wells gave Wigan a scare in the first half when he
connected with a cross by Zavon Hines and hooked his volley well wide of
the upright.

Eyes on the ball: James Hanson watches as Wigan's Adrian Lopez clears his lines

Eyes on the ball: James Hanson watches as Wigan's Adrian Lopez clears his lines

Hot pursuit: Bradford's James Meredith gets to grips with Callum McManaman

Hot pursuit: Bradford's James Meredith gets to grips with Callum McManaman

The outstanding Hines then raced
nearly the full length of the field in the 75th minute, shortly after
receiving treatment for a clash of heads, only to be denied a fantastic
goal when Ali Al Habsi blocked with his legs.

It was the Wigan keeper's first real save of the night.

On hand: Meredith deals with the threat of Mauro Boselli

On hand: Meredith deals with the threat of Boselli

Going to ground: Bradford's Nathan Doyle falls after David Jones' challenge

Going to ground: Bradford's Nathan Doyle falls after David Jones' challenge

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Painful viewing: A steward and the Wigan mascot observe proceedings

Chris Robshaw continues as England captain

Robshaw keeps armband as Lancaster names England captain for autumn Tests

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17:02 GMT, 30 October 2012

Chris Robshaw is to continue as captain of the England team.

Head coach Stuart Lancaster named Robshaw as captain for the forthcoming autumn series after the second day of the England training camp at the new national football centre near Burton-on-Trent.

The 26-year-old flanker continues in the role after leading England to second place in last season's Six Nations Championship and on the summer tour to South Africa.

Leader: Chris Robshaw will wear the England armband

Leader: Chris Robshaw will wear the England armband

Lancaster said: 'Chris has been outstanding on and off the field and we are delighted that he will captain the team for what will be an immense challenge.'

Robshaw was the obvious choice once Northampton hooker Dylan Hartley injured a knee in last Saturday's Premiership game against Saracens.

Hartley has been sent back to Northampton, alongside Courtney Lawes, and will be re-assessed next Sunday but looks unlikely to be fit for the first autumn international, against Fiji at Twickenham on November.

Robshaw said: 'It's a real honur to be asked again. I enjoyed being captain in the Six Nations and in South Africa. This is a great group of players who really want to be successful.'

For Robshaw, the appointment continues a successful 2012 after taking over as captain following the disastrous World Cup campaign.

Lancaster, who took over as head coach following the resignation of Martin Johnson after the disastrous World Cup campaign, appointed Robshaw last January in a bid to help build a new team.

The decision has proved correct as Robshaw's consistent play has helped England rebuild.

Released: Morgan and Morgan have been sent back to play for their clubs

Released: Morgan and Morgan have been sent back to play for their clubs

Released: Morgan and Morgan have been sent back to play for their clubs

He led England to four wins in the Six Nations, the only defeat being away to Grand Slam winners Wales.

He then captained England on the summer tour to South Africa but missed the last Test after fracturing his thumb in the second game.

Robshaw said recently he was becoming more relaxed about captaincy.

'I started at Harlequins three seasons ago and I learned fast.

'Initially I tried to take on too much. I was too worried and it wasn't until I began to step back. Then you allow others to take responsibility. I'm just there for the overview.'

England play Fiji on November 10 followed by games against the 'Big Three' Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

Lancaster, besides Hartley and Lawes returning to Northampton for treatment, has released seven players for Premiership duty this weekend.

These are: Anthony Allen and Ben Youngs (Leicester), Mike Brown and Jordan Turner-Hall (Harlequins), Phil Dowson (Northampton), Ben Morgan (Gloucester) and James Haskell (Wasps).

Improving fortunes Robshaw's men were beaten in the summer by South Africa

Improving fortunes Robshaw's men were beaten in the summer by South Africa

England rugby injuries mount – David Paice called up

All hail Paice! Hooker's joy at call-up but England injuries mount

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22:10 GMT, 29 October 2012

Joe Marler became the latest player to join England’s swelling casualty as the Harlequins prop’s hamstring injury forced head coach Stuart Lancaster to send for Matt Mullan as yet another squad reinforcement.

The flow of late arrivals into the FA’s national football centre in Burton-on-Trent — London Irish hooker David Paice and Quins lock George Robson joined on Sunday — continued with the call-up of the Worcester loosehead for training ahead of the first QBE International against Fiji at Twickenham on November 10.

Marler appeared to come through Quins’ Aviva Premiership victory over Irish on Sunday unscathed, but after reporting for national duty he was diagnosed with a ‘tight’ hamstring.

Call up: David Paice has been drafted into the England squad

Call up: David Paice has been drafted into the England squad

While the RFU insisted that summoning Mullan was just a precaution, Lancaster will, in theory, aim to finalise a matchday 23 for the Fiji game by Thursday, in order to release remaining squad players back to their clubs.

Therefore, Marler has another 48 hours to prove he is fit or his place is likely to be filled by the uncapped Saracen, Mako Vunipola.

This latest alarming development follows a flurry of setbacks over the weekend, with concerns largely focused on the state of two key Northampton forwards — Dylan Hartley and Courtney Lawes — who both suffered knee injuries on Saturday.

Amid suggestions that the damage sustained by Hartley is ‘significant’, the hooker and his fellow Saint were sent for scans on Monday evening. The RFU medical staff were also monitoring the state of centre Jonathan Joseph’s right ankle.

Hartley had been considered a contender for the captaincy, having led England to a draw in their last outing, against South Africa in Port Elizabeth in June, then following that up with a storming start to the new season. However, Chris Robshaw remained the clear favourite and is due to be confirmed on Tuesday in the role he filled with such distinction for the first seven games of this year.

Race against time: Joe Marler (left) is struggling with a hamstring injury

Race against time: Joe Marler (left) is struggling with a hamstring injury

Mullan was the third forward called up as a late replacement, after Robson and Paice checked into St George’s at short notice on Sunday night.

Paice revealed that he had to check with Joseph, his club colleague, to find out which part of the country he should drive to after being told about his sudden call-up by Exiles director of rugby Brian Smith.

‘I’ve just asked JJ where we’re going,’ he said. ‘I wasn’t sure. I haven’t spoken to anyone from England — just Brian and the media. I don’t know if people are winding me up! I’ll have to get one of the guys at Sunbury (London Irish’s training ground) to open up the changing room to get more boots out, then plug in the sat nav to find my way!’

Paice had learned last week that he had been overlooked for a place in the senior squad yet again, with Tom Youngs of Leicester promoted from the Saxons ahead of him. Yet the sense of dejection didn’t last long.

‘They called me on Tuesday night and said that I wasn’t in,’ he said. ‘I was disappointed but I’m very excited now. Brian told me in the changing rooms just after the game, and it’s a great honour. This news is a great surprise for me. I got engaged on Wednesday night, so it is a great engagement present!’

Sitting it out: Courtney Lawes (centre) and Dylan Hartley (right)

Sitting it out: Courtney Lawes (centre) and Dylan Hartley (right)

The hooker, 28, born in Darwin, Australia, made two replacement Test appearances on the tour of New Zealand in 2008, but then fell off England’s radar. He has worked hard for another shot and his chance follows the retirement of first Steve Thompson, then Lee Mears, and the injuries which sidelined Rob Webber and Joe Gray.

‘I think I’ve been playing well for the last couple of seasons and if I get my shot, I will take it with both hands this time,’ said Paice. ‘My game has come along in leaps and bounds, and I know I’m a much better player than I was in 2008.

‘The biggest thing I had to work on was my set-pieces and I think it is a major strength in my game now. I got my opportunity in 2008 through injuries and I guess it has happened again, but this time I’m going to take the chance.’

England suffer injury crisis ahead of autumn internationals

Eye, eye captain! England's skipper-elect Robshaw
OK after boot blow

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23:47 GMT, 28 October 2012

England have called up London Irish hooker David Paice and Harlequins lock George Robson to attend their training camp in Burton-on-Trent, as a spate of injuries threatens to derail their plans for next month’s QBE internationals.

A damaging weekend culminated in the summoning of two pack reinforcements amid fears that first-choice hooker Dylan Hartley suffered ‘significant’ knee damage in a tackle by England team-mate and former Saint Chris Ashton during Northampton’s 16-6 home defeat by Saracens on Saturday.

Another member of the Saints pack, lock Courtney Lawes, also limped off with a knee problem.

Shiner: Chris Robshaw suffered a nasty eye injury on Sunday

Shiner: Chris Robshaw suffered a nasty eye injury on Sunday

The grim bulletins for head coach Stuart Lancaster continued on Sunday, as Exiles centre Jonathan Joseph withdrew in the closing stages of his side’s loss to Harlequins at the Madejski Stadium to have strapping applied to his right ankle.

Yards away on the visitors’ bench, England captain-elect Chris Robshaw was forced to watch the second half through his right eye, as the left one was swollen shut by a cut which required stitches.

The flanker’s injury was caused by an accidental boot when he was tackled by Joseph, but despite his inability to play on, Quins insisted that the damage to Robshaw’s face was superficial and there was no suspicion of concussion.

‘It’s fine, it’s just a bit of bruising, the sight is starting to come back,’ he said afterwards.

Blow: Robshaw receives treatment after taking a boot to the eye

Blow: Robshaw receives treatment after taking a boot to the eye

Joseph’s condition will be assessed on Monday. His director of rugby, Brian Smith, said: ‘He tried to soldier on but we didn’t want to take any risks as he is in Stuart’s plans. We made a bigger-picture decision to look after his ankle. We don’t know the extent of the damage but it can’t have been too bad as he walked off.’

After learning that England required Paice’s services, Smith added: ‘It’s a well deserved call-up. He will bring a quality set-piece game and Stuart is lucky to have him. He’s not a young player so he won’t choke under pressure. His opportunity is long overdue.

'My understanding is that Dylan (Hartley) has a significant injury and England anticipate David being with them for the whole series.’

Injury worry: Jonathan Joseph is also a doubt for England's matches

Injury worry: Jonathan Joseph is also a doubt for England's matches

Harlequins’ director of rugby, Conor O’Shea, confirmed that Robson has also been summoned, saying: ‘He is excited but he had booked a holiday for Monday week, so I’m not sure his fiancee will be very happy! I hope George gets an opportunity because he is desperate to play for his country.’

England gathered at the FA’s new national football centre, St George’s Park, on Sunday night, to prepare for games against Fiji, Australia, South Africa and New Zealand.

As well as the bad news about Hartley, Lawes and Joseph, Lancaster will await updates on Ben Youngs, who pulled out of Leicester’s game at Gloucester with a tight hamstring, and Wasps lock Tom Palmer, who has a calf strain. James Haskell withdrew from the Wasps team against London Welsh with a stomach bug.

Football League mascot race at Doncaster Racecourse

Mascot madness! Football's furry friends raise thousands for charity in League race

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14:33 GMT, 26 October 2012

It's turf usually reserved for horses, but spectators at Doncaster Racecourse on Friday also saw a fox, a dog, plenty of birds, a lion, an elephant and even a bear.

But thankfully this wasn't a new attempt to liven up horse racing through survival of the fittest.

They were furry creatures among 26 fan favourites taking part in the 2012 Football League Mascot Race, raising thousands for Prostate Cancer UK in the process.

Star Line-up: 26 Football League mascots took part in the annual race at Doncaster racecourse on Friday to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK

Star Line-up: 26 Football League mascots took part in the annual race at Doncaster racecourse on Friday to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK

Limbering up: The competitors go through a warm-up before the 100m race

Limbering up: The competitors go through a warm-up before the 100m race

Charge! The race begins, but Rotherham's Miller Bear (right) seems to be having footwear trouble

Charge! The race begins, but Rotherham's Miller Bear (right) seems to be having footwear trouble

The outlandish and over-sized mascots had to complete a 100m course, including making it over a number of fences, to claim bragging rights at every Football League ground.

Last year's winner, Notts County mascot Mr Magpie, was the bookmakers' favourite pre-race but he was blown away by York City's Yorkie the Lion – an 8-1 shot.

Grandstand finish: Chaddy Owl races away for third place, with Miller Bear and Coventry's Sky Blue Sam elephant not far behind

Grandstand finish: Chaddy Owl races away for third place, with Miller Bear and Coventry's Sky Blue Sam elephant not far behind

York City FC's Yorkie the Lion celebrates winning the Mascot Race

York City FC's Yorkie the Lion celebrates with a bottle of champagne after winning the Football League Mascot Race

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The Final SP: 1st Yorkie the Lion, 2nd Billy Brewer, 3rd Chaddy Owl

The Final SP: 1st Yorkie the Lion, 2nd Billy Brewer, 3rd Chaddy Owl

Winners: The top three with Sukhi Dale from Prostate Cancer UK

Winners: The top three with Sukhi Dale from Prostate Cancer UK

Burton Albion's Billy Brewer came second with Oldham's Chaddy Owl third.

Yorkie, who has already been flush with success this year following York City's promotion back into the League after eight years, celebrated with a bottle of champagne – if he could get it through his thick mane.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to open National Football Centre

National Football Centre to be open by Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

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16:02 GMT, 28 September 2012

The Football Association's state-of-the-art St George's Park training complex will be given a Royal seal of approval when it opens next month.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will perform the official opening on Tuesday, October 9.

The Royal Party will visit the site at Burton and join specially invited guests as SGP, which was completed in July, and will eventually play host to all 24 representative England teams.

State of the art: the St George's training complex in Burton

State of the art: the St George's training complex in Burton

They will then meet England manager Roy Hodgson and his squad as they begin preparations for the World Cup qualifier against San Marino at Wembley on October 12.

Hope Powell, England women's senior team manager, will be joined by a number of her squad who will also meet The Duke – Honorary President of the FA – and the Duchess as they tour the facility.

Ready to go: The centre will be opened in less than two weeks

Ready to go: The centre will be opened in less than two weeks

FA Chairman David Bernstein said: 'The opening of St. George's Park is truly a momentous occasion in the history of The FA. Next year we will celebrate The FA's 150th anniversary, and this moment will be recorded as significant as any that has gone before us in the last 149 years.

'We are particularly delighted that both the Duke and Duchess can join us to open this facility.'