26 Jun 2012
Wembley FC today announced it has assembled a group of ex-international players to help them go as far as they can in next season’s FA Cup.
Wembley FC, a non-league football team that plays eight leagues below the top flight, today announced it 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, which earlier in the year recruited former England manager Terry Venables as the club’s Technical Advisor.
The all-star line-up has been coaching the 34 player strong amateur squad for the past four months and will now 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, 2012.
Jason Warner, Global VP Budweiser, said, “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.”
Budweiser is also announcing that it has partnered with Evan Weinstein, Co-Executive Producer of The Amazing Race and seven-time Emmy Award winner, to document Wembley FC’s preparation and progress through the world’s oldest domestic cup tournament in a new international TV show, Dream. On. The Journey of Wembley FC
Premiering in the UK on ESPN, Dream. On. The Journey of Wembley FC will bring to life the team’s journey and is set to raise the profile of grassroots football in the UK.
Brian Gumm, Chairman of Wembley FC, said: “We’re not a big club but we have big ambitions. With Budweiser as our sponsor we now have a shot at making those dreams come true.”