Non-League Finals Day Gets Viewing Boost
Non-League Finals Day will be made available for anyone to watch via a range of platforms, thanks to BT Sport, allowing fans to watch both the FA Vase and FA Trophy finals without a subscription on Monday 3 May.
BT Sport’s coverage will be available to watch without a subscription via btsport.com, the BT Sport App, BT TV, the Sky Digital Satellite platform, and, Virgin Media channel 100. Subscribers will also continue to enjoy access as normal.
Coverage of the day will run from 12.45pm until 9:15pm, and will also feature an hour-long episode of The Grassroots Football Show and Proud To Be Town; a documentary from the award-winning BT Sport Films series, which charts the journey of Harrogate Town from non-league to the Football League amid the pandemic.
The live broadcast will be begin from 12.45pm on BT Sport 1 with Consett v Hebburn Town in the FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium.
This will be followed at 3.30pm on BT Sport 1 by The Grassroots Football Show; a one hour special building on BT’s long-standing partnerships with the four UK Home Nations football associations to celebrate grassroots football.
From 4.30pm fans will be able to tune in to the second live final of the day from Wembley, as Harrogate Town face Concord Rangers in the FA Trophy Final. The final marks Town’s second trip to the home of English football in a year after securing promotion back to the Football League with a National League play-off final victory over Notts County in August.
The day’s programming will conclude with Proud To Be Town, a full-length documentary which highlights the profound impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on football. Filmed and produced during lockdown, the film follows Harrogate Town FC’s return to play during the Vanarama National League play-offs and the club’s subsequent promotion to the Football League.
Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “Following a period when many lower league football fans have been unable to watch their sides, we hope our coverage will provide them with an opportunity to watch an exciting Non-League Finals Day live from Wembley Stadium.
“Our commitment to football at all levels of the game is resolute and continues through our recently-announced extension of Vanarama National League rights until 2024 and BT’s partnerships with each of the UK home nations football associations.”
BT Sport 1 – Non League Day on May 3
12.45pm – Live – FA Vase Final – Consett v Hebburn Town
3.30pm – The Grassroots Football Show
4.30pm – Live – FA Trophy Final – Harrogate Town v Concord Rangers
7.30pm – BT Sport Films – Proud To Be Town