Birmingham Challenge Cup final preview | Wolves vs Rugby Borough

Wolves Women face Rugby Borough in the final of the Birmingham Challenge Cup at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday evening.

Dan McNamara’s side are in the final of the competition for the third successive season and have successfully lifted the trophy in the last two.

Victory over West Bromwich Albion at Walsall in 2022 was followed up last year as the Old Gold defeated Stourbridge at Molineux to be crowned champions in back-to-back seasons.

This time around, Wolves are going for a third title on the bounce and come into the game on the back of eight wins from their final nine league outings, but have Rugby Borough standing in their way.

Wolves progressed past Sutton Coldfield Town, Boldmere St Michaels and West Brom on penalties to book their spot at the Pirelli.

A late Jade Cross equaliser was required in the semi-final, before Wolves once again claimed the bragging rights over their rivals with a shootout victory.

Meanwhile, Rugby Borough, who finished third in the Southern Premier Division, have had to overcome Lye Town, Stourbridge and Aston Villa on route to the final.

Previously Coventry United, Borough have won the competition twice before under their Coventry name in 2017/18 and 2018/19.


Tuesday, 7.45pm


Pirelli Stadium, Burton Albion


A standard ticket (12+) for the game is priced at £10, while concessions (under-11 and 60+) can gain entry for £5.

Tickets can be purchased through Burton’s online ticketing platform by clicking HERE however, due to the Pirelli Stadium not operating an electronic ticket system, all tickets issued will be physical.

Supporters will need to opt for collection and have a physical ticket when entering through the turnstile.

Wolves supporters should purchase tickets in blocks 5, 6 and 7, and enter via turnstiles DEF.

Collection of tickets on the day will be from the ticket windows outside of the ticket office/club shop and any tickets remaining will be sold on the day. However, as physical tickets are required to gain entry into the stadium, it is advised to purchase in advance to avoid any queues.


The car park will be open on the evening of the game and is charged at £5 (cash only) on entrance. Anyone with a blue badge can call and reserve a parking space in advance at a cost of £5 payable on booking.


Food kiosks will be open on the evening and food will be available along with hot and cold drinks. Other than the car park that is cash only, the Pirelli Stadium accepts both cash and card at the ticket window and at food kiosks.


Supporters unable to attend the game in person on Tuesday can listen to LIVE audio commentary of the clash HERE