FA Cup at the Boleyn

The FA Cup Trophy Tour will head to the Boleyn Ground on Monday ahead of the visit of Middlesbrough in the fifth round on the following Saturday.

The Football Association and lead FA Cup sponsor, E.ON, have joined forces to launch a unique nationwide tour of the FA Cup aimed at giving young fans the chance to sample the history, heritage and magic of the world's most famous domestic cup competition.

The Trophy Tour is a fully interactive experience, aimed at children between seven and eleven and their families. It lasts approximately 30 minutes and leads visitors through a fun and engaging journey, reliving the most memorable goals, shock giant-killings and classic cup rinal triumphs from the past 128 years.

Taking centre stage is the opportunity for visitors to walk in the footsteps of Wembley legends like the club's own Trevor Brooking, by scoring the winning goal at Wembley in a virtual FA Cup final, and then create their very own piece of history as they get to hold the actual FA Cup trophy. These magic FA Cup moments will be captured on film and made available for download from facuptrophytour.co.uk.

Outside, visitors to the tour can get involved in the action by showing off their skills on the Tour's mini football pitch. Those who want some competitive fun can try their hand at 'Power Kick', a football game where the speed of their kick is measured against the professionals.

The website will also host a great FA Cup competition, with monthly prizes to win tickets to an FA Cup semi-final, as well as the chance to win a place for a child to walk out and accompany the FA Cup on to the pitch at the 30 May final.

Sir Trevor Brooking, The FA's Director of Football Development, said: "The FA Cup sponsored by E.ON is a great competition and it's fantastic to know that now, thanks to this new Trophy Tour, thousands of children around the country will be able to learn about its rich history."

Phil Boas, Head of Sponsorship and Events at E.ON, said: "As sponsor of the FA Cup, we believe that everybody should have the chance to experience the unique appeal of the competition and The FA Cup Trophy Tour powered by E.ON is a great opportunity to do this beyond a match day. "

The FA Cup Trophy Tour powered by E.ON will open at 11am and close at 7pm. During term time, the morning session (11am - 3pm) will be open to local schools, before being made open to the general public. To gain entry to The FA Cup Trophy Tour powered by E.ON, visitors must pre-register on www.facuptrophytour.co.uk