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Perkins is up for the cup!

Last week The Football Association celebrated its 150th anniversary and Toby Perkins MP took the opportunity to get his hands on The FA Cup and pledge his support to Chesterfield FC.

Toby, who was photographed at the event with The FA Cup, said:

FA Cup

“Football has come such a long way since that first meeting back in 1863 which created the first laws of the game.

“Today the game plays a huge part in the lives of millions across the country and it’s great to see so many people in Chesterfield enjoying the game and supporting our local team who are one of the oldest clubs in the whole world.

“I hope this weekend is a great one for Town in the First Round of The FA Cup, the competition always has a special place in football fans’ hearts and I hope The Spireites can go on and be that giant killing team that everyone talks about this season – just as they were back in 1997!”. 

Mr Perkins was invited to join England Manager Roy Hodgson and FA Chairman Greg Dyke at a special event in parliament to celebrate this landmark anniversary and learn more about how The FA supports football in England.

In England there are seven million players of all ages and backgrounds who regularly play the game, as well as 400,000 volunteers, 300,000 coaches and 27,000 referees.

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I am Toby Perkins, Labour's Member of Parliament for Chesterfield. If you would like to get in touch with me, my office is open and can be reached by phone on 01246 386 286. I also hold regular surgeries so that constituents can meet me and I can take up their concerns. If you would like to make an appointment then please do contact my office. Thank you for visiting.

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