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Checkatrade Trophy Final: Accreditation notice

6 March 2017

Football DataCo, on behalf of the EFL, is now receiving applications for media accreditation to the Checkatrade Trophy Final between Coventry City and Oxford United at 2.30pm on Sunday 2nd April.

Accreditation applications for all media must be submitted by 5pm on Wednesday 22nd March.

Please read the instructions below before making your application.

BROADCASTERS (Rights Holders)

Broadcast rights holders (television and radio) are required to contact Beverley Smith in the first instance:

Beverley Smith
EFL Broadcast and Fixtures Officer
Tel: 01772 325944


Application process: 

All applications for print media, photographers and broadcasters (non-rights holders) must be made via the Internet Press Booking System (i-PBS).  Email, telephone or faxed requests will not be accepted.

To access the i-PBS system, please visit the Football DataCo website,

Please note that login details will be required to access the system. Requests for login details should be directed to 

All applications must be received by 5pm on Wednesday 22nd March.

Applicants will receive an e-mail confirming whether the application has been successful at the beginning of w/c Monday 27th March.


Only journalists and photographers representing organisations licensed by the EFL and/or Premier League will be admitted.

Passes will be issued to WORKING JOURNALISTS and PHOTOGRAPHERS ONLY.  No under-16s will be admitted to working areas.


Kelly Williams
Football DataCo
Tel: 020 7864 9163


All accredited broadcasters, journalists and photographers are required to bring proof of identity to the match.

Only the following forms of identification are considered acceptable:

EFL/Premier League Identity Card
UK Press Card


All press and photographers will be given broadband internet access at their desks/ pitch side and in their work rooms. 

To request an ISDN or phone line, please complete the order form and send to by no later than 5pm on Wednesday 22nd March February.


Unfortunately, we cannot provide media parking at Wembley Stadium for this match, but passes are available to purchase at

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