Proact Stadium to host women’s cup final

Chesterfield's Proact Stadium, which is to host the FA Women's Premier League Cup final.
Chesterfield's Proact Stadium, which is to host the FA Women's Premier League Cup final.

Chesterfield’s Proact Stadium is to host the FA Women’s Premier League Cup final on Sunday, April 29 (kick-off 2 pm).

The match will be between Leicester City and Blackbun Rovers, who currently sit second and fifth respectively in the Northern Division of the league.

Tickets are priced £5 for adults, which includes a match programme, £2.50 for concessions and £1 for children. It’s free for under-threes.

League chairman Carol West said: “The Proact Stadium is a fitting platform for our showcase cup final.

“The FA Women’s Premier League Cup is an institution, and I know that both Leicester and Blackburn will more than do it justice.

“Both clubs are worthy finalists after very hard-fought campaigns and I’m sure both will be determined to lift the cup and have their name etched into this competition’s long and distinguished history.”

Leicester manager Jonathan Morgan said: “To reach our first national final is a fantastic achievement for everyone at the club. We are thoroughly looking forward to the challenge.”

Blackburn boss Gemma Donnelly said: “This is the first senior league cup final Blackburn have reached in the history of the ladies’ team. We are extremely proud and excited, and will enjoy the experience.”