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Weekly prints ‘cut-out-and-keep’ souvenirs as village team reach Wembley final

A weekly newspaper printed a “cut-out-and-keep” rosette on its front page for readers ahead of a big football final for a village on its patch.

Wokingham.Today joined forces with sports news website Football In Berkshire to produce a special edition ahead of local club Binfield FC’s forthcoming appearance at London’s Wembley Stadium.

Binfield, nicknamed The Moles, will take on Warrington Rylands 1906 FC tomorrow in the final of the FA Vase, the national knockout competition for clubs playing in the ninth and tenth tier leagues of English football.

To celebrate, Wokingham.Today ran the special front page yesterday, pictured below, and also included a cut-out-and-keep scarf inside the paper.

Wokingham FA Vase

Editor Phil Creighton told HTFP: “Any football team reaching Wembley is a special moment, and in these lockdown days with the sporting calendar greatly reduced, even more so.

“We wanted to do something memorable to mark Binfield FC’s moment of glory. For a village football team on the very border of our patch, this is massive.

“In last week’s issue we printed a poster for people to show their support, this week our team, helped by the club and grassroots website Football In Berkshire, all pulled together to help create a masterpiece that will serve as a souvenir for years to come.

“The cut-out-and-keep rosette – and scarf in the centre pages – add a bit of fun and we are giving free copies away via the local primary school and an estate agent in the village.

“Now we’re busy planning coverage of Saturday’s big game. We’ll be at Wembley and in the village to capture the flavour of the day – come on you Moles.”