challenger squareFirst round fixtures for this season’s Challenge Cup have been announced by the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA. Barwell emerged victorious in the 2014/15 final in May, in front of a crowd of 900 spectators.

David Jamieson, Chairman of the Leicestershire & Rutland County FA, said: “The contest is one of the county’s oldest and most prestigious, with a grand finale played at the King Power Stadium; home of Leicester City Football Club. I’m sure it will be great competition for grassroots football fans, such as myself, to follow.”