Wembley FC, a non-league football team that plays eight leagues below the top flight, has assembled a group of ex-international players …including David Seaman, Ray Parlour, Martin Keown, Graeme Le Saux, Claudio Caniggia (Argentina) and Brian McBride (U.S.A.) to help them go as far as they can in next season’s FA Cup.
The signings by Wembley FC were secured with the support of its sponsor Budweiser, the lead partner of The FA Cup. And this remarkable crew of football favourites will be under the watchful and all knowing eye of the legendary Terry Venables who takes up the role of Technical Director.
Ray Parlour, former England and Arsenal player, said:
“I’ve always believed grassroots football is essential to the lifeblood of the game so when I got the call asking if I would like to come out of retirement and help raise its profile I jumped at the chance.
I’m looking forward to working with Terry Venables again and helping a group of talented footballers achieve their dreams of playing in The FA Cup and seeing how far they can go in the tournament.”
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Jason Warner, Global VP Budweiser was keen to point out what an inspirational tale this venture will become for fans everywhere…
“As a long-standing supporter of football at all levels, Budweiser is committed to championing the magic of The FA Cup and its ability to create unique memories that players and communities will never forget.
We are pleased to continue to support Wembley FC as they strive to achieve their dreams and we think their story will appeal to – and inspire – football fans around the world.”
The mentors have been coaching the 34 player strong amateur squad for the past four months and will add their experience on the playing field starting with the first kick of the new FA Cup 2012/13 Season – an extra preliminary round tie on August 11.
This game will also be streamed on the Budweiser Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/