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Checkatrade Trophy Final: Accreditation Notice

6 March 2018

Football DataCo, on behalf of the EFL, is now receiving applications for media accreditation to the Checkatrade Trophy Final between Lincoln City and Shrewsbury Town at 3pm on Sunday 8th April 2018 at Wembley Stadium.

Please read the instructions below before making your application.



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 also 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 5:00pm on Wednesday 28th March.

Applicants will receive an e-mail confirming whether the application has been successful at the beginning of w/c Monday 2nd April.

For more information, contact:
Kelly Buckley
Football DataCo
Tel: 020 7864 9163

BROADCASTERS (Rights Holders)

Broadcast rights holders (television and radio) will be sent the relevant application forms by the EFL. All forms must be submitted by 5:00pm on Wednesday 28th March.

Any queries relating directly to broadcast rights holders’ accreditation please contact:

Beverley Smith
EFL Broadcast and Fixtures Officer
Tel: 01772 325944


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-16’s will be admitted to working areas.


Kelly Buckley
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 & 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 5.00pm on Wednesday 28th March.


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

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