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Checkatrade Trophy Final: Accreditation Notice

6 March 2019

Football DataCo, on behalf of the EFL, is now receiving applications for media accreditation to the Checkatrade Trophy Final between Portsmouth and Sunderland at 2.30pm on Sunday 31 March 2019 at Wembley Stadium...

Please read the instructions below before making your application. 




All applications for accredited journalists, photographers and broadcasters (non-rights holders) must be made via the Internet Press Booking System (i-PBS), which is accessed via the Football DataCo website,  

Single match requests should be directed to

All applications must be received by 5.00pm on Wednesday 20 March.  

Applicants will receive an e-mail confirming whether the application has been successful at the beginning of w/c Monday 25 March. 

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


BROADCASTERS (Rights Holders)

Broadcast rights holders (television and radio) will be contacted today with relevant accreditation forms to apply. All forms must be submitted by midday on Thursday 14 March.

For any queries relating directly to broadcast rights holders’ accreditation, please contact:

Beverley Smith

EFL Broadcast and Operations Manager

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-16s will be admitted to working areas. 



Kelly Buckley, Football DataCo, Tel: 020 7864 9163,



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

Only the following forms of identification are considered acceptable: 

  • EFL/Premier League Identity Card • UK Press Card • AIPS 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 13 February. 



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

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