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FA Cup Final Will Be Renamed to Support Mental Health
FA Cup Final Will Be Renamed to Support Mental Health
FA Cup Final Will Be Renamed to Support Mental Health
Football FA Cup Final Will Be Renamed to Support Mental Health

FA Cup Final Will Be Renamed to Support Mental Health

The FA Cup Final this year will be renamed ‘Heads Up’ in support of a nationwide campaign on mental health.

This particular mental health campaign is led by the president of the FA and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge. It looks to encourage mental health discussion, while at the same time raising awareness across the nation about its importance.

What’s more, this is not the first instance where the campaign on mental health has been present this season. Throughout the campaign, there have been campaigns and events, with every third-round match kick-off of the FA Cup delayed by a minute to encourage fans to think about their mental health.

The FA competition is currently in the quarter-final stage, despite a suspension of English football in March because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

At the end of this month, over the weekend of 27/28 June, the quarter-finals are scheduled to be held. The last eight are seeing an all-Premier League lineup, still in competition with four of the top six.

On 27 June, Norwich host Manchester United plays the following day before the remaining three games. Sheffield United will welcome Arsenal to Bramall Lane, Chelsea will travel to Tyneside to the high-flying Leicester and Newcastle faces Manchester City.

Then, the FA Cup Final is scheduled to be held on 1 August, ten weeks later than the original set date of 23 May.

The 2020 showpiece, in agreement with official competition sponsor Emirates, will be known as the ‘Heads Up FA Cup Final.’ The final donates the name of the ‘Heads Up’ movement, a mental health project led by the FA and Heads Together.

In an FA statement, they said: “We can today announce that this season’s Emirates FA Cup Final will be dedicated to Heads Up, with lead partner Emirates donating their title to the campaign. As a result, the showpiece event in the football calendar will be known as the Heads Up FA Cup Final.”

The FA added: “Culminating in the Heads Up FA Cup Final, the campaign has strived to raise awareness, spark conversation and signpost support for those in need, highlighting to the nation that we all have mental health and it’s just as important as physical health.”

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