FA chairman Greg Dyke to visit AFC Fylde

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - JULY 13:  Greg Dyke, Chairman of the FA pictured during the FA Summer Council Meeting at St Georges Park on July 13, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England.  (Photo by Matt Lewis - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Greg Dyke, Chairman of the FA pictured during the FA Summer Council Meeting at St Georges Park on July 13, 2013 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Matt Lewis - The FA/The FA via Getty Images)

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke will be at AFC Fylde on Saturday.

The former journalist, broadcaster and director general of the BBC, who had 80 FA Cup Second Round Qualifying matches to choose from this weekend, has decided to make the journey to Kellamergh Park to witness what is sure to be a fantastic match between two Evo-Stik NPL Premier Division rivals.

Ashton United are the visitors.

Mr Dyke’s passion for home grown English footballing talent has been highlighted in recent interviews in the press and it would seem that he is keen in his role as the chairman of the FA to nurture young players.

AFC Fylde manager, Dave Challinor said: “It’s great for the club that Greg has chosen to attend our game on Saturday.

“The more high profile guests that visit Kellamergh Park the better as it gives a fantastic opportunity to show what a great, friendly, forward-thinking club we are. Hopefully both our plans of 2022 being a significant year will mean he’s a lucky omen on Saturday and we can progress to the next round of the FA Cup.”