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Warrington Town set to bank another F.A Cup bonus


WARRINGTON Town are set to bank another bonus from the Football Association thanks to their historic FA Cup journey last season.
Since 2012 Non-League sides who reach the first round proper have benefited from the FA Cup pool, derived from the revenues generated by replays in the latter rounds of the world’s oldest cup competition – which will mean an extra cash boost of around £7,000 for Warrington.
Five per cent of gate receipts from replays go into the pool as part of an FA drive to redistribute more of the funds from the competition to clubs playing outside the top levels of the game.
In August Warrington will also receive cash from the FA’s Community Shield Fund to donate to local charities and community-based projects of their choice.
Shared between the 124 clubs who reach the first round proper, the cash is generated before the start of every season from ticket and match programme sales at the FA Community Shield fixture at Wembley.
Warrington Town made FA Cup history last season when they beat Exeter City 1-0 in the first round proper, the victory broadcast around the world in the first FA Cup match broadcast live on the BBC since 2008.
Warrington, who went on to lift the Doodson Sport Cup in May, were knocked out at Conference Premier Gateshead in the next round in another televised clash, this time on BT Sport – with the FA Cup run generating around £200,000 for the club.


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