Kelly Simmons, Director of Women’s Professional Game at The FA said: “To mark the competition’s 50th anniversary, we felt it was fitting to schedule the 2021 Vitality Women’s FA Cup final on 5 December, a date for many which represents the game’s lowest ebb.

“We want to use the cup final day, always one of the most special in the calendar, as a platform to celebrate the game’s historic trailblazers who we remain forever indebted to, whilst also acknowledging the growth and development in the modern era.

“Watching our best players at one of the best stadiums in the world, will hopefully continue to inspire a new generation to fall in love with women’s football.”

More details of the celebrations to be held and ticket details will be released in due course.