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04-05-2012 : 2012 FA CUP FINAL

Saturday May 5th sees Wembley Stadium host the 2012 final of The FA Cup, the worlds oldest football competition.

This season saw over 700 clubs take part in the tournament and this years final will be between Liverpool and Chelsea.

The first FA Cup competition in season 1871 to 1872 had fifteen entries and a crowd of 2,000 saw the first Cup Final goal scored by Morton Betts.

Wanderers, a team formed by ex public school and university players, won the first final 1 nil against Royal Engineers at Kennington Oval.

The new Wembley location hosted its first F A Cup Final in 2007 and was between Chelsea and Manchester United.

If you love sport then many of the countrys most famous sporting locations are within easy reach on a Canal Boat Holiday.

Book your Canal Boat Holiday from Anderton and cruise to Manchester where you can experience the atmosphere of one of the countrys most famous clubs, Manchester City.

If you are exploring the Oxford Canal on your Canal Boating Holiday visit Rugby where during a game of football in 1823 on a ground called the Close at Rugby School when William Webb Ellis a sixteen year old pupil of the school first took the ball in his arms and ran with it.

There are many race courses close to our Canal Boat Holiday bases so if you fancy a flutter why not attend a race meeting and see if you can pick a winner.

Canal Boat users thinking of visiting the Olympic games in London have been offered bookable visitors moorings, this is a once in a life opportunity to witness the marvel of the 2012 Olympic Games from a Canal Boat Holiday .

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