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The Football Association Challenge Vase is an annual football competition for teams playing in the lower regional leagues of England. Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) The Current Laws of the Game (LOTG) The Rec. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...


Prior to 1974, football players were either professionals or amateurs. Professionals were paid to play by their clubs, and the only cup competitions such clubs were allowed to enter were the FA Cup and, for clubs outside The Football League, the FA Trophy. Amateurs, on the other hand, did not get paid by their clubs, and such clubs had their own cup competition, the FA Amateur Cup. 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The FA Cups trophy is also known as the FA Cup. ... The Football League is an organisation representing 72 professional football clubs in England and Wales, and runs the oldest professional football league competition in the world. ... The Football Association Challenge Trophy is an English football competition for clubs playing in the Football Conference, Southern League, Isthmian League, and Northern Premier League. ... The FA Amateur Cup was an English football competition. ...


In 1974, with many of the top amateur players receiving payment for playing, the Football Association abolished the distinction, scrapped the Amateur Cup and introduced the FA Vase for the majority of clubs who had previously played in the Amateur Cup. 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England (and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). ...


Well over 200 clubs entered in the first season, 1974-75 and Hoddesdon Town of the Spartan League beat Epsom and Ewell of the Surrey Senior League 2-1 in the final at Wembley Stadium before a crowd of 9,000. 1974 is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... 1975 was a common year starting on ghjgh Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... Epsom and Ewell is a local government district with borough status in Surrey, England, covering Epsom and Ewell. ... The Surrey Senior League was a regional football league in Surrey, England and environs that in 2003 merged into the Combined Counties League as its First Division. ... Old Wembley Stadium (1923-2000) New Wembley Stadium (2006) England captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet trophy. ...


In recent years, entry to the FA Vase has been restricted to clubs in the eighth and lower tiers of the English football league system, those in the three levels above that entering the FA Trophy. Reorganization of the National League System for 2004 onwards moved the dividing line down to the new "Step 5" (ninth tier overall). Only four teams have managed to win the FA Vase more than once. Two FA Vase winners, Forest Green Rovers and Tamworth, have gone on to play in the Football Conference at the top level of the non-league pyramid. The English football league system is a series of interconnected leagues for club football in England (though for historical reasons — namely that the league system was originally intended to be United Kingdom-wide — a small number of Welsh clubs also compete). ... The National League System, otherwise known as the football pyramid, is a comprehensive league structure for football clubs in England playing below the level of the FA Premier League and The Football League. ... Forest Green Rovers F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... Tamworth F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... The Football Conference is a football league at the top of the National League System of so-called non-league football in England. ...


In 2001-02, Whitley Bay of the Northern League beat Tiptree United at Villa Park. 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map sources for Whitley Bay at grid reference NZ3572 Whitley Bay is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England. ... Villa Park, in Birmingham, England; is the stadium at which Aston Villa Football Club play their home games. ...


In 2002-03, 465 clubs entered, with two qualifying rounds preceding the six proper rounds, semi-finals and final. Brigg Town beat AFC Sudbury 2-1 in the 2003 final at West Ham United's Boleyn Ground. 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Brigg Town Football Club are the oldest association football team in Lincolnshire, England, dating to 1864. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... West Ham United F.C are a professional English football club based in East London. ... The Boleyn Ground is the official name of the football stadium of West Ham United F.C.; however, it is much more often called Upton Park after the area of London in which it is located. ...


For the 2003-04 season; the final was played at St Andrews, the home of Birmingham City, on Saturday 16 May 2004. Winchester City defeated AFC Sudbury 2-0 in front of a crowd of 5,080. Sudbury were again the losers on May 14, 2005, falling 3-2 to Didcot Town at White Hart Lane in front of 8,862. 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... St Andrews (stadium) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Birmingham City (BCFC) is one of Birminghams two professional soccer teams (the other is Aston Villa F.C.). Originally known as The Small Heath Alliance, they became in 1905 and Birmingham City F.C. in 1945. ... May 16 is the 136th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (137th in leap years). ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... White Hart Lane is the home of Tottenham Hotspur F.C. It is situated in Tottenham, North London and has a capacity of 36,240. ...


List of winners

1975 Hoddesdon Town
1976 Billericay Town
1977 Billericay Town
1978 Newcastle Blue Star
1979 Billericay Town
1980 Stamford
1981 Whickham
1982 Forest Green Rovers
1983 VS Rugby
1984 Stansted
1985 Halesowen Town
1986 Halesowen Town
1987 St Helens Town
1988 Colne Dynamoes
1989 Tamworth
1990 Yeading
1991 Guiseley
1992 Wimborne Town
1993 Bridlington Town
1994 Diss Town
1995 Arlesey Town
1996 Brigg Town
1997 Whitby Town
1998 Tiverton Town
1999 Tiverton Town
2000 Deal Town
2001 Taunton Town
2002 Whitley Bay
2003 Brigg Town
2004 Winchester City
2005 Didcot Town

1975 was a common year starting on ghjgh Wednesday (the link is to a full 1975 calendar). ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Billericay Town Football Club are an English association football club, who currently play in the Isthmian League Premier Division. ... 1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar). ... 1978 was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1978 calendar). ... This page refers to the year 1979. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Stamford F.C. play at the Vic Couzens Stadium in the Southern League Division One East. ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1982 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Forest Green Rovers F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... 1983 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Halesowen Town is a football club currently playing in the Southern League. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... St Helens Town FC currently play in the first division of the North West Counties Football League in England. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tamworth F.C. are an English football team currently playing in the Nationwide Conference. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Yeading F.C. are an English association football club now in the Premier Division of the Isthmian League. ... 1991 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Brigg Town Football Club are the oldest association football team in Lincolnshire, England, dating to 1864. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Tiverton Town is a football club currently playing in the Southern League. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map sources for Whitley Bay at grid reference NZ3572 Whitley Bay is a town in North Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar and is the current year. ... Map sources for Didcot at grid reference SU5289 Didcot is a town in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
FA Cup - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (3329 words)
Therefore, though the FA Cup is the oldest domestic football competition in the world, its trophy is not the oldest; that title is claimed by the Scottish Cup.
The first FA Cup final played outside of England was in the final of the 2000/2001 season at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.
For the first time, the FA Cup was played under a roof in the final of the 2002/2003 season, held on May 17, 2003 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, with Arsenal F.C. and Southampton F.C. benefitting from cover from the rain (Arsenal were the 1 - 0 winners).
FA Vase - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Professionals were paid to play by their clubs, and the only cup competitions such clubs were allowed to enter were the FA Cup and, for clubs outside The Football League, the FA Trophy.
In recent years, entry to the FA Vase has been restricted to clubs in the eighth and lower tiers of the English football league system, those in the three levels above that entering the FA Trophy.
Two FA Vase winners, Forest Green Rovers and Tamworth, have gone on to play in the Football Conference at the top level of the non-league pyramid.
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