The FA has announced a change to The FA Carlsberg Trophy competition with the 2012-13 Final moving to a new date of Sunday 24 March.
The change sees The Final move away from its traditional May weekend slot with The FA confirming that the new date is designed to help clubs manage their fixtures as the Non-League season draws to a conclusion.
"The FA Carlsberg Trophy comprises clubs in the Football Conference, Northern Premier, Southern and Isthmian Leagues and this change allows the showpiece Final to be played at Wembley Stadium and away from the end of season play-off schedules," commented Charlie Clapham, Chairman of The FA Trophy Committee.
"As a consequence, the preceding rounds have also had to be brought forward accordingly and the competition will now commence on Saturday 15 September, 2012."
FA Trophy 2012-13 Round Dates:
Preliminary Round, Saturday, 15 September 2012
First Round Qualifying, Saturday, 29 September 2012
Second Round Qualifying, Saturday, 27 October 2012
Third Round Qualifying, Saturday, 10 November 2012
First Round Proper, Saturday, 24 November 2012
Second Round Proper, Saturday, 15 December 2012
Third Round Proper, Saturday, 12 January 2013
Fourth Round Proper, Saturday, 26 January 2013
Semi Final First Leg, Saturday, 16 February 2013
Semi Final Second Leg, Saturday, 23 February 2013
Final, Sunday, 24 March 2013